About the Wine
Savigny lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes is a Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France. The reds from Guillemot have a very distinctive nose, compared to most red Burgundies. This wine is a blend of three parcels whose average vine age is half a century. The 2017 Savigny-Lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes was bursting from the glass with pronounced aromas of raspberries, cranberries and spices. It is medium to full-bodied, with cranberry as the core fruit, it has silky tannins and juicy acids, that allows it to have several more years of aging.
Guillemot’s wines are rustic, fine, and firmly rooted in the old tradition of Burgundian winemaking, which produces balanced wines that showcase the bright fruit and savory character of Savigny-lès-Beaune. This bottling is sure to convince any Pinot Noir drinker that there’s something special about Burgundy.
I paired this wine with a shell fish risotto and it it was delicious, however I think the ideal match would be foie gras.
The Wine Down
I was blown away by the characteristics of this wine. It was pale cranberry in the glass, but rich on the palette. This 2017 Pinot was ready to drink now, but will definitely benefit from aging. It is an excellent wine at reasonable price.