The wine comes from the single vineyard Les Saucours. The parcel is located in the south of Savigny on the way to Beaune at medium altitude, facing east. With its seven-year-old Chardonnay vines, it covers 0.6 hectares and was planted with a vine density of 10,000 vines/hectare. The yield is 35 hl/ha. The soil is characterized by clay and loam on limestone (Marnes blanches). The wine was fermented in barrels and tonneaux, aged in used barriques and tonneaux with 15 to 18 months on the fine lees.
medium straw yellow
The white Savigny from Les Saucours is the latest addition to the Chandon de Briailles portfolio. The wine from young vines delivers an aromatically bright and vibrant portfolio of yellow and green fruits such as limes, lemons, green pears, young pineapples and mirabelles. There is also an overtone of flowers and herbs such as jasmine, clover and verbena, stone and a slightly lactic and creamy note.
On the palate, Les Saucours is punchy and sinewy with an exceedingly lively acidity that clearly reminds more of malic acid than lactic acid. The green and yellow fruity Burgundy shows itself fine-juicy, floating and uncomplicated - and that with tension and a slight complexity. This is definitely a very nice addition to the previous portfolio, because the wine is delicate, fresh and very balanced.
Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt
- Cold crab ravioli on quinoa with berries, nuts and green anise seeds with ginger caramel
(Seafood, Crabs & Shrimps, Pasta, Pizza, Polenta & Risotto, Vegetables & Vegetarian, Root Vegetables, Cereals, Ravioli, Wild Herbs, Fruit & Nuts, Nuts (Nut))
- A compote of mountain lentils, capers and dried tomatoes, piquillo peppers, black olive paste and popcorn.
(Vegetables & Vegetarian, Legumes, Fruiting Vegetables (Nightshade), Fruit & Nuts, Olives)
- Yellow beet mousse with pistachio chips, fresh goat cheese and smoked duck breast strips
(Poultry, Cheese, Vegetables & Vegetarian, Root Vegetables)
Chandon de Briailles, 1 Rue Soeur Goby, 21420 Savigny-Lès-Beaune / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01