This too is endowed with moderate wood influence that frames the pungently earthy aromas of red and dark currant, violet and lilac-scented nose. There is excellent volume to the sappy and velvety medium-bodied flavors that possess a dusty texture on the mineral-inflected and moderately austere finale. This is quite firm and I would recommend buying this only if you have the patience to allow it at least 6 to 8 years of bottle age. Outstanding Drink 2027+
Domaine Simon Bize is a substantial estate by Burgundy standards, with 22 hectares mainly in the appellation of Savigny Lès Beaune and two fine grand cru parcels in Corton Charlemagne and Latricières Chambertin. It is now under the careful management of Chisa, the late Patrick Bize’s wife, and Marielle Grivot, Patrick’s sister. They like to continue his practice of whole bunch fermentation and gentle handling of the fruit during the vinification process. The result is always very stylish wines, which possess the sweetness of fruit and subtle core of tannins, which are such a character of the wines of Savigny.
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.