En Primeur | Domaine Simon Bize 2019

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 wines are always very stylish, with sweet fruit and a subtle core of tannins. Quintessential Savigny.

Chisa is pleased with the 2019s. It was a tricky year, she says, but ultimately a very positive one. The summer heat was the biggest challenge and to combat this the vineyard team only carried out work in the cool of the mornings. Chisa says this prevented the vines (and the team!) from becoming too stressed. In the winery her approach is always tailored to the vintage and, compared to previous years, in 2019 fewer punch downs were needed to extract colour, flavour and tannin. The wines are deftly made, and have precision, purity and elegance.

Please note: due to high demand, online purchases of 2019 Burgundies are limited to 1 case of each wine. For more information please contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com

Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2019

Savigny lès Beaune 1er Cru Les Fourneaux Simon Bize

12x75cl 10+ £425.00 EP

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    Les Fournaux is the first Premier Cru as you enter the village of Savigny from Beaune and tends to be the most forward of the domaine’s Premiers Crus. Charming and approachable in its youth, it is bursting with sweet, spiced, dark berry fruits. Harmonious, with balanced richness, the tannins are very silky for a Savigny and it has an attractive lift of freshness on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2019 Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Fournaux 1er Cru is a little more backward and subdued on the nose compared to the other Premier Crus at the moment. Black cherries and bilberry reluctantly emerge, the nose seeming just a tad subdued at first. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, nicely focused and more elegant than the Les Grands Liards. Fine precision on the saline finish. This represents another excellent 2019 from Bize. Drink 2023 - 2033

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, Janaury 2020,
    Score: 90-93

    On the day of my visit, the 2019 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Fournaux was one of the few comparatively reserved wines in a demonstrative portfolio, unwinding in the glass with scents of spicy berry fruit and loamy soil. Medium-bodied, bright and lively, Chisa Bize attributes its notable freshness and vivacity to the fact that it was picked in the morning, before 10 a.m.

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  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.