Meursault maestro Patrick Javillier makes a mean Savigny Blanc. His 2015 has an enticingly fresh nose of ripe lemons with a hint of smoky hazelnut. The silky palate balances a creamy opulence with a fresh lifted acidity on the finish.
This is aromatically fresher still with its airy and cool array of citrus, green apple and soft wood scents. The middle weight flavors possess a succulent mouth feel along with solid volume on the vibrant and refreshing finish where a hint of lemon zest appears. This is an energetic and well-balanced 2015 and one that is also worth considering. Outstanding. Top Value. Drink 2020+
Visits to Patrick Javillier’s cellars are always a delight. His enthusiasm and passion for his subject and in particular the wines of Meursault are second to none. Like all great winemakers he has his own views as to how wines should be made and the benefits of ageing both in cask and bottle and everything is thought out meticulously with this in mind. He makes wonderfully textbook wines, which for us are the most perfect reflection of the wines of Meursault. His wines have the natural exuberance that one expects from this the most exotic of the three famous white Côte de Beaune villages, whilst having a complexity of texture that only the very finest vineyards and producers ever seem to produce.
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.