For this wine from the Négoce series Petit Aigle, Boris Champy acquired Ecocert certified organic Pinot Noir from the parcels Les Planchots and Les Gollardes, a high altitude parcel with shallow red-brown and stony soils in Savigny-les-Beaune. Boris Champy destemmed only 70 % of the grapes, so there was a proportion of whole clusters. He fermented spontaneously, extracted gently and aged the wine for ten to twelve months in tonneaux and bottled without filtration.
quite intense garnet red
Boris Champys Petit Aigle Savigny-Les-Beaune 2020 is an herbal and fragrant wine with a dark fruit of crisp plums, sour cherries, some red currant and rose petals, rounded off by herbal notes, rapp and a touch of juniper.
On the palate the Savigny-Les-Beaune Accessible and juicy with a linear, clear and present acidity and a supple texture accompanied by a skilful use of wood. Even though the fruit seems ripe and round, there is a pleasantly cool, lively vein in this Pinot, which has a good draw and can easily be described as a Vin de soif passes through. But one should not underestimate it. The fine wood, the lively acidity, the ripe tannin and the use of raisins give it a good backbone for a long development.
Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt
- Entrecote of beef with jacket potatoes and grilled green asparagus
- Spareribs from the smoker with grilled oranges
- Long braised and buttered mushrooms with farmhouse bread with Beurre Bordier
Domain Boris Champy, 23 rue de la garde, 21190 Nantoux, France. Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01