Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru"Les Serpentières"
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationSavigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 25 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield40 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential7-10 years
- Serving temperature 15-17°
- The finest examples of Savigny-les-Beaune invariably come from the northern bank in the direction of Pernand-Vergelesses. The heavy soils and good Southerly exposure guarantee a great finesse to the wine "Les Serpentières". Before being called "The Serpentières" the climate was called "The Serpentine", which refer to a specific kind of snake in Burgundy.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 35% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteA very elegant wine, full-body on the palate. It reveals morello cherry aromas, as well as vanilla and smoked notes.
- Food PairingMeat in gravy - game birds - mature cheeses
- Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Serpentières" 2005 - Wine Advocate - May 2007 - 88/100
- Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Serpentières" 2005 - Wine Spectator - October 2007 - 88/100
- Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Serpentières" 2005 - Wine Advocate - May 2007 - 88/100A 2005 Savigny-les-Beaune « Les Serpentières » displays site-typical aromas of smoke, meat stock and brine, plenty of stamina, moderate body, and a rich, marrow and mineral finish. (USA)
- Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Serpentières" 2005 - Wine Spectator - October 2007 - 88/100Wild berry, mineral and slight animal notes add distinction, while the firm tannins provide support. It has a core of sweet fruit that lingers on the finish/ Best from 2009 through 2020. (USA)