Savigny-Lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode 2014
The Savigny les Beaune Premier Cru 'La Dominode' is a wine with quite an intense colour. Solidly-built, lacking neither character nor strength, it is a very fruity and silky wine in the mouth with a potential for ageing.
Savigny les Beaune is a wine-growing village par excellence, to the north of and adjacent to Beaune. The vineyard faces south / south-east, east and north-east. It is situated at a height of between 220 and 360m. The chalky soils are gravely or stony, light and not very fertile. Situated on Mont-Battois, on the edge of the Beaune vineyard, facing north-east, the 'La Dominode' premier cru ('Vine of the Lord') lies on a sandy, slightly pebbly soil, within the Hautes Jarrons 1er Cru vineyard.
Conditions for 2014 started well before a violent hailstorm in June hit several communes in the Mâcon and Côte d'Or with devastating effects. Summer then continued to be unsettled but a period of dry weather in September returned the available grapes to good health and the grapes were harvested from 11th September onwards resulting in expressive red wines with intense freshness and elegant tannins.
This Savigny Premier Cru is fermented in vat for 3-4 weeks, then matured in oak casks for about 15-18 months.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses