Savigny Lès Beaune - Les Lavières 2008 - 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

A year of all the dangers! A summer period in name only, as it was cold and damp through the months of June, July and August. Cryptogamic diseases were stalking us and would finish by getting the better of certain of our parcels. Bio-dynamic growing demands at such moments a lot of anticipation and effort. We were to prise these teachings from our errors and it was thus that we were to succeed in overcoming climatic problems in 2011. The wines tend towards freshness, very intense in aromatic terms and delicious in their youth. The Grands Crus show themselves to be very long and complex. The whites are majestic and, as everyone knows, Chardonnay likes freshness and emphasizes terroir in such years. The crop was very small in yield, hardly 50% of a normal year.


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