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 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.