Bouchard Père et Fils Savigny Les Beaunes “Les Lavieres” 1er Cru Rouge
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The name of this “climat” with rocky sub-soil derives from the great number of big flat stones in the area called “laves.”
- Bouchard Père & Fils owns 9.73 acres of Savigny Premier Cru, acquired at the beginning of the 20th century.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: Manual harvest in small cases. Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers. During wine making, the juice is gently extracted to avoid too many tannins. The wine is then aged for 12 months in 30% new french oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Delicate bouquet with berry fruit notes. On the palate, seductive with the subtle intensity of its aromas and for its tenderness.
2014 – 91 Wine Spectator | 92 Wine Enthusiast
2015 – 92 Wine Spectator
2016 – 89-91 Wine Advocate
2017 – 91 Wine & Spirits
2018 – 91 Wine Advocate
2019 – 91-93 Wine Advocate
2020 – 91-93 Wine Advocate
2021 – 90-92 Wine Advocate
Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Over the centuries, the House has been devoted to acquiring highly renowned parcels, in order to build a prestigious domaine: 130 hectares of Crus. The famed vineyards include: Beaune Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus, Chevalier-Montrachet, Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot to name a few. In 1995 this exceptional collection was purchased by Joseph Henriot, and is today part of Maisons & Domaines Henriot. Maison Bouchard Père & Fils has invested in the vine to bottle, the process is handled with meticulous care, to ensure the most faithful expression of each terroir. Installed since the beginning of the 19th century on the site of the ancient Châteaude Beaune, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils uses the underground galleries and bastions of this fortress built by LuisXI, 10 meters below ground, for the slow maturing of its wines under optimal conditions. Millions of bottles, including a rare collection of pre-phylloxera wines rest in the cellars today protected by 7 meter thick walls.