Louis Chenu et Filles, Savigny-Lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavieres 2019
88-91 Jasper Morris MW "From three plots of, which the one by the walnut tree is on different soil. Same light, but bright colour. Softly ripe, but neither hot nor heavy. Surprising wealth and depth of fruit, a little temporary caramel. Good grip behind, does well in hotter years."
"The vineyard is located to the north east of Savigny Village, part of the lower slopes of Corton. This is classic Chenu style, delicateness with seductive contours. This wine aims to caress rather than control. Light and transparent on the eye, with subtle red fruit fragrances drifting upwards that morph seamlessly onto the palate, with filigree tannins in the background. Freshness is the key here and it captures the essence of Les Lavieres to a tee. For the gourmand, this is quiet pleasurable. Drink now with a decant or cellar up to 2035+" TC
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Savigny
Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
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 as super value propositions considering the current Burgundy pricing climate.