This Savigny is the result of five small assembled parcels between 30 and 60 years old and like a lot of wines coming from Beaune, sappy, red fruited and fresh in its youth, but enjoys a happy little life in the cellar for a few more years, where that acidity can loosen up and it becomes a much more luscious drink. C’est bon.
When first buying parcels of vines in Savigny-les-Beaune in 1914, Louis Chenu was unknowingly sowing the seeds of his winemaking dynasty. Five generations on, sisters Juliette and Caroline share the role of caretaker to the 9.5ha of vines, of which are 40 to 60 years old. They grow and vinify extremely high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, considered as some of the best ‘under the radar’ wines from the Côte de Beaune.