2020 Marchand & Burch Savigny-Les-Beaune Les Lavières Premier Cru
Acquired from Henri Boillot in 2014, the Les Lavières vineyard is farmed biodynamically with vine age ranging from 20 to 65 years, on the mid-slope of Savigny with excellent drainage and limestone rich soil. This is an energetic, elegant, rounded, fresh and structured wine, with that balance of delicacy and concentration that speaks truly of the Côte de Beaune. You can decide whether to embrace its youthful charms or celebrate its inevitable glorious maturity.
Cavernous crimson in the glass, this Pinot Noir’s colour is unusually deep for Burgundy. This depth in hue is mirrored both on the nose and palate with its pronounced bouquet leading exquisitely into a concentrated, fruit-filled palate. The pure power and presence of this wine is perfectly counterbalanced by vibrant acidity and seductive tannic structure. Savoury aromas of olive tapenade, charcuterie, and forest floor intermingle with liquorice, cassis, and dark cherry forming a perfume as intriguing as it is irresistible. Luscious fruit sweetness and density fill the mouth as lively acidity lends the wine an enchanting energy. Fine-grain tannin locks in vanishing impressions of red fruit, effortlessly elongating the finish.
Pair with venison tenderloin, red cabbage, young turnips and roast plum puree.
Drink now or over the next 10 years.