Savigny-Lès-Beaune Blanc

Côte de Beaune

Jean-Claude Boisset

Jean-Claude Boisset was radically transformed with the arrival in 2002 of viniculteur Grégory...

Patriat, one of the best viticulturalists/winemakers of his generation in Burgundy. Grégory had spent the previous three years working in the vineyards at Domaine Leroy and still spends a great deal of his time in the vineyards, paying his growers by the hectare in order to ensure low yields. He also prefers to work with organic growers, as he finds they produce better fruit. Unlike other Burgundian négociants, Grégory specialises in making wines from 'lieu-dits' or tiny plots of vines, something which accounts for the limited production of most of his wines.

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Vineyards

This village covers 130 hectares of Village-level vineyards, of which only eight hectares are Chardonnay. The soils are predominantly pebbly limestone. This wine was produced from 40 year old organically-grown vines with low yields.

Vintage Information

2009 was an exceptional year especially in terms of the quality of the fruit, which was full and ripe. Little sorting was required in the winery as a result and the wines produced were intense in flavour with balanced but not high acidity.

Vinification

The grapes were hand-harvested into small crates on the 15th September. Grapes were 100% destalked but not crushed and put into vats via use of gravity. Maceration lasted 24 days with one week of cold maceration (12°C). Fermentation occurred natural using through ambient yeasts. Infrequent pigeage (a manual punching down of the red skins) took place. 00% of the wine went through both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. It was aged in 30% new Frech oak barrels for 18 months in total and was very lightly filtered before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Bright golden in colour with subtle green tints at the rim. A pure and elegant nose with floral perfumes and notes of lemon citrus. On the palate it shows great minerality and excellent length.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2009
Grape varieties 100% Chardonnay
Region Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
Winemaker Grégory Patriat
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%