Louis Chenu et Filles, Savigny-Lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Clous 2020
"Located adjacent east to Savigny Village, this has all the hallmarks of the masculine 2020 Vintage. Much deeper in colour than the 2019, although the nose is still subtle. Exotic black fruits hit the palate. The Vintage provided more generosity but the Chenu's soft hands are still evident - the wine does not overpower, does not overplay its hand. A pleasing marriage of all elements. Accessible now with a decant but will age well too. TC
On the 2019 - Jasper Morris MW 88-91
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Savigny
Extra - Cork
Year - 2020
Volume - 750ml
Louis Chenu began a winemaking dynasty when he purchased various parcels of Savigny-les-Beaune in 1914. The Domaine is now in its fifth generation, with dynamic duo sisters Juliette and Caroline firmly at the helm. The Domaine is composed mostly of 40 to 60 years old vines and are considered some of the best ‘under the radar’ wines from the Cote de Beaune. In the early days, from humble beginnings, the previous Chenu generations mainly sold their grapes to negociants. The sisters are now making their mark in their own right, with the quality of the wines now gathering attention far and wide.
The vineyards are organic certified. The sisters working the vines as the season demands - never too much, never too little. The result of this care in the vineyard and observance of tradition in the winery, produce wines that are truly reflective of their place, honoring their Savigny origins. The wines manifested characters are a product of of soft and considered hands. They caress, refresh and highly drinkable. A Gourmand’s delight as well as super value propositions considering the current Burgundy pricing climate.