A completely different aromatic profile is present as here the nose is much, much more floral in character along with notes of both red and dark currant, earth, spice and wet stone. There is a lovely mouth feel to the detailed and mineral-inflected flavors that are lighter than usual while concluding in a dusty finish that exhibits the barest hints of austerity and dryness. Again, the balance isn't perfect but this is still quite good. Drink 2018+
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.