Savigny-Les Beaune Les Planchots
This appellation boasts 180 ha of “Village” appellation. Savigny's vineyards form a V-shape and are located at the meeting place of a valley and the plain, offering some of the most picturesque scenery in the Côte d'Or. The climate "Les Planchots" is located at the entrance to the Savigny-Lès-Beaune valley, close to the national road. The Rhoin river runs through the middle of the plot. Planchot is the Burgundian derivative of Planche (from late Latin Planca). Since the Middle Ages, one has called Planche a footbridge, a litlle bridge made with planks enabling people and animals to cross a river on foot.
SCORE: 90 | APRIL 13, 2022 | WINE SPECTATOR/WINE SPECTATOR'S INSIDER WEEKLY
Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, OH, SD, VA or WVAppearance:
The color is garnet red.Aroma:
The nose exudes powerful aromas of small red fruits, as well as a predominant blackcurrant note. There are also some smoky and vanilla notes.Palate:
On the palate, this very elegant wine reveals melted tannins.Vintage Notes:
Notable for two contrasting periods. Spring was sunny and totally devoid of frost, despite some localized episodes of hail, which had major impact on certain plots on the Côte de Nuits, which were hit in June. Then the summer was dry and hot, blocking the ripening process in places. Picking began early, with exceptionally abundant fruit in tip-top condition, offering the potential for some very fine wines. Ageing potential: from 5 to 10 years.
Meats & Fish:Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil RecipeCheese & Nuts:Medium cheeses
- Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
- Harvest Date: Sept. 14, 2018
- 16 months
- 30% new toasted French oak
- Production: 2,036 bottles
- Aging Potential: 5-10 years