2011 Savigny Les Beaune Les Bourgeots Simon Bize



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Average critic rating : 87.0 points

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Bize indicated that this had been bottled the day before my visit. A very earthy and humus-suffused nose of both red and dark berry fruit aromas leads to mouth coating, delicious and solidly concentrated middle weight flavors that benefit from the presence of ripe supporting tannins and fine length. This velvety effort, while already approachable, should benefit from 2 to 5 years of cellar time. Tasted: Apr 15, 2013. Drink: 2015+

Domain Simon Bize started in 1880 in Savigny les Beaune and it has been in the family ever since. Since 1972, Patrick Bize has been in charge and carried out years of planning to build a new cuverie, expand the cellars and purchase more land to the now 22 hectares. Quality, care and attention are key words both in the vineyard and winemaking.White grapes are processed as quickly as possible following harvest and lees contact is a very important part of the style. Maturation in barrel up to 30% new oak is for 6 to 12 months. Reds go into barrels that are 1 to 6 years old, new oak is rarely used, to preserve delicate Pinot Noir aromas.



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