Savigny Lès Beaune - Les Lavières 2006 - Wine


Les Lavières
Les Lavières

Location

Appellation: SAVIGNY-LES-BEAUNE Premier Cru Les Lavières Grape variety: Pinot Noir Surface area: 2.61 hectares Plantation date for vines: 1954 Exposure: South / South-East Colour: Red

Terroir

Mid-slope and predominantly limestone (Lavières comes from the word "lave" which here has nothing volcanic about it but was the term used in the past to describe the flat limestone slabs used to cover the roofs). In fact, these famous stones are found here in the sub-soil. The vines are more than 50 years old. We are in the finest part of the appellation.

Tasting

The wine is very elegant, with a fine and precise structure expressing strong minerality. This gives great aromatic complexity that is enhanced through ageing. In its youth, floral aromas such as violet are found, with a touch of liquorice. Slightly smoky and gun-flinty, it possesses great persistence on the palate.

Vintage

Here was a vintage with very good maturity and lovely balance. The grape skins were fine and so would be the wines. Structure was forgotten in favour of softness and the wines let themselves be appreciated from their earliest age. Of moderate colour, the fruit explodes on the palate while tertiary aromas start to be noticed. They are delicious to drink now, both reds and whites. The Pernands Ile des Vergelesses and Cortons can however be kept for another 3 to 5 years.


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