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2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune “Les Grands Picotins”

Domaine Pierre Guillemot

This is certainly the darkest, smokiest Picotins I have ever seen. Atypical, perhaps (usually quite light and discreet), but also quite an accomplishment. It has all the goodness a hot vintage can bring (complexity and grip for example) yet retains all the charm of this little-known terroir. It’s surprisingly fresh and delicate despite its appearance, in no small part thanks to the organic conversion in the vineyards and absolute minimal sulfur being used here, and across the range now.  

Chris Santini

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2020
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Savigny-lès-Beaune
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Pierre Guillemot
Winemaker: Jean-Pierre Guillemot
Vineyard: 50 years, .75 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Wine is aged in barrel for 18 months and in bottle for 6 months before release
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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