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2018 Savigny Aux Gravains 1er Cru

Domaine Pierre Guillemot

If you can believe it, we have never extolled this wine in these pages. Not because it isn’t worthy of high praise—it is—but because we never get very much from the domaine. Compared to Guillemot’s flagship premier cru, Serpentières—of which they own 1.7 hectares—the domaine farms only .27 hectare of Aux Gravains. Even though Aux Gravains is the next-door neighbor of Serpentières, its terroir is highly distinct. This cuvée is always among the more earthy and savory of Guillemot’s lineup. Vintage 2018 of this rouge is succulent and concentrated with a magnificent grain. Once again, we didn’t receive very much, so order soon if you would like to experience another side of this outstanding Savigny-lès-Beaune specialist.

Tom Wolf

$57.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Pierre Guillemot
Vineyard: .27 ha, 7 years
Soil: Alluvial soil, gravel
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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About Burgundy

map of Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:

1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.

Inspiring Thirst, page 174

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