Always one of the most accessible early-drinking wines from the Bize stable. Packed with red and black cherry fruit flavours, soft harmonious mouthfeel, with gentle tannins and a nice balancing freshness, supporting the natural sweetness of fruit.
The 2014 Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru les Fourneaux has a well defined bouquet: cranberry and raspberry fruit, a touch of cold stone, and more energy and vitality than conveyed by the 2014 Serpentières. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, balanced with supple red berry fruit, and a fine structure that offers focus and length. Drink 2017-2026
Domaine Bize is one of the most famous names in the Côte de Beaune and today, whilst continuing under the name of his father, the estate is run by his charmingly articulate son Patrick. Patrick claims his education in vine growing and wine making was not done at wine school but in the cellars of his father's friends whose names read like a who's who of wine; Henri Jayer, the Marquisd'Angerville, Aubert de Villaine of Romanée-Conti and so the list goes on... It is therefore nosurprise that in Patrick's wines one scents passion rather than the science of wine making.
The picturesque village of Savigny-lès-Beaune, just to the north of Beaune, is a relatively prolific producer in Burgundian terms. Less serious than its neighbours, Pommard and Volnay, these are nonethless delicious wines - perfumed, delicate and elegant. A tiny amount of white is produced.