Albert Bichot Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru les Peuillets 2020, Burgundy, France

Savigny is a typical old Burgundian winemaking village just to the north of Beaune. Today, the majority of grapes grown in Savigny-les-Beaune are Pinot Noir though there is also some Chardonnay. It boasts 22 Premier Cru vineyards, one of which is the famed “Les Peuillets”. It borders the Beaune appellation with vines planted at an average altitude of 250 metres (820 ft.). The gentle slopes face south-southeast, and are composed of predominantly sandy, particularly well-drained soil. Tasting: The nose is fruity with black and red fruit aromas leading on to more discrete spicy notes. The well-structured palate evolves toward a complex finish with more gamey notes with well-integrated oak. Soil: Calcareous clay with a high proportion of sand. Winemaking: Temperature-controlled conical oak vats for 20-28 days. Aged 100% in oak barrels for 14-16 months, 15-30% new barrels.