1er Cru Les Peuillets 2021
Balance and maturity are the two words that come to mind when Savigny’s vineyards are mentioned.
They are located three kilometres north of Beaune.
Savigny’s vineyards form a V-shape and are located at the meeting place of a valley and the plain, offering some of the most picturesque scenery in the Côte d’Or. These vineyards are of ancient lineage. For much of their history, they belonged to the domaine of the Dukes of Bourgogne, to neighbouring religious houses, or to the Knights of Malta. An imposing 14th century castle testifies to the appellation's aristocratic qualifications.
The plot "Les Peuillets" is juxtaposed with the vineyard of Beaune, at an altitude of 250 meters. This vine is planted on gentle slopes, and near the Rhoin river.
The origin of the name "Peuillet" would be a derivative of the old French: Pol which means the pond, the pond or the marsh. Former swampy area.
Grape variety: pinot noir
Soils: clay-limestone and sandy.
Surface area under vine: 0.1587 ha
Pruning: Guyot system
Yield: 19 hL/ha
Average age of the vines: 51 years old.
Harvest date: 21 September 2021.
The grapes were handpicked. First sorting in the vineyard, second on the sorting table upon receipt of the harvest.
At the winery: 100% of grapes were destemmed but not crushed (they were left whole) and were gravity-fed into tanks. Maceration lasted a total of 15 days including 4 days of cold maceration (12°C). Fermentation used indigenous yeasts only (no additives such as enzymes or tannins were used). 3 punchings of the cap.
Maturation: aged on the lees for 12 months with no racking using barrels of 1 wine.
Barrels: French oak barrels that had been toasted at low temperatures for a long time for very delicate oaking.
Bottling: by gravity in October 2022, unfined wine, very light filtration.
Number of bottles : 295.
A complex vintage!
It is both a winegrower and winemaker’s vintage ! 2021 will unfortunately be remembered quantity-wise for a long time by its disastrous frost early april. Direct consequence: this is probably one of the smallest vintages ever in Burgundy . It offers a very nice and subtle representation of each terroir and its expression, with fruity, freshness and great finesse wines.
Ageing potential: from 5 to 8 years.
The brilliant colour is of a beautiful garnet red. The nose reveals aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry, associated with some mineral notes. On the palate, this wine is suave with a lot of fruit and greediness.