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 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.