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Simon Bize Savigny les Beaune Rouge Aux Vergelesses 1er Cru 2017

Simon Bize Savigny les Beaune Rouge Aux Vergelesses 1er Cru 2017

100% Pinot Noir. It could be said that we drink more wines from this estate than any in Burgundy. The reason is that their range is so diverse and incredibly well-made that from one night to the next, and for weeks straight, you can drink wines that will fascinate you with their diversity and perfect craftsmanship. They are also some of the most profound wines made in what most consider a secondary appellation in the Côte d’Or, Savigny-les-Beaune. The wines at this domaine find a level of Savigny-les-Beaune that many may think not possible with this appellation. Domaine Simon Bize was under the direction of Patrick Bize for 20 years or so. Sadly, during the harvest of 2013, Patrick unexpectedly passed away, at age 60. The future of this estate is somewhat unknown, but once you meet his wife, Chisa Bize, you know that the estate is the good hands. She has long been quietly involved with Patrick along the way, encouraging him to the direction of organic and biodynamic farming, principles that have been quietly applied to the estate for years. Also, Nicolas Gordo, Patrick’s long-time winemaker, has been overseeing the cellar work for many years and while the wines of the domaine will no longer have Patrick’s finishing touch, they were left in very capable hands. So far, what we’ve seen coming could even, dare we say, eclipse what has been achieved in the past. The vines for Aux Vergelesses were planted in 1939, 1949, and 1954 on a steep slope above Pernand with sandy marl, limestone soil. Whole-cluster pressing, wild yeasts fermentation, and minimal new oak aging (maximum 20% new) this wine is absolutely fantastic. Berries, spices, and balanced this is what Simon Bize is all about.

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SKU: 1020463201700750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Cote de Beaune
Vineyard Designation
Savigny les Beaune
Robert Parker
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"The 2017 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses was 20% destemmed this year, as Chisa Bize struggled to fit all the grapes in the fermentation tank. Offering up aromas of sweet berry fruit, plums, rose petals and spices, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, with a fleshy mid-palate and attractive balance. I suspect this year's Guettes has the edge but the Vergelesses is certainly one of the highlights of the range." - William Kelley
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