A beautifully approachable Savigny, with its soft red cherry fruits. This is wine is pure and open. The typical sandy Savigny tannins provide personality and texture on the finish.
A slightly riper and more deeply pitched nose features notes of cassis, dark cherry, pepper and an interesting floral hint. The sleek, vibrant and nicely intense flavors aren't especially concentrated but do offer a bit more depth and persistence on the slightly firmer finish. Drink 2024+
The 2017 Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Grands Liards has a tightly wound, focused bouquet of blackberry, raspberry coulis and subtle orange peel aromas that feel harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin and very good acidity and energy. Very impressive for a Village Cru - perhaps a Premier Cru in all but name. Highly recommended. 2022 - 2035
Made with 100% whole bunches, as all the red wines are at this signature Savigny-lès-Beaune domaine, this is a super village site on clay and limestone soils. Pale, gentle and spicy with a whisper of oak and compelling fruit sweetness, this is understated yet complex. Drink 2020-2024
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.