Savigny Lès Beaune - Les Lavières 2010 - 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

The year of balance through freshness. In other words, it was a cold winter, followed by a mild spring then a cool and slightly damp summer. The harvest was late and the mildness of September allowed the grapes to achieve an excellent maturity without losing acidity. As the crop was 40% below normal, it goes without saying that the wines achieve a rare level of intensity. The reds are well-coloured, rich and powerful and gifted with good acidity; they reflect their climats with sincerity. The whites are crystalline in structure and rich in aromas well typifying their appellation. In general, there is good keeping potential for both colours (5 to 15 years).


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