Domaine Chenu Savigny Les Beaune Les Haut Jarrons 1er Cru (750ml)
ChickenPorkWarm Vegetable Dishes
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Louis Chenu Père & Filles is a family winery in Savigny-les-Beaune, Burgundy and has been operating as such for five generations. The first parcels of vineyard were bought by Louis Chenu in 1914 and today, they’re worked by his great grandson Louis Chenu with the help of his wife and daughters. As a member of the Vignerons de Nature, a society whose mandate is to cultivate and produce wines using methods that respect the environment, the estate practices organic and biodynamic viticulture. Their vines are all situated in the Savigny-les-Beaune district of the Côte de Beaune, mainly producing Savigny-les-Beaune Premiers Crus, “Aux Clous,” “Les Hauts-Jarrons,” “Les Lavières” or “Les Talmettes” wines, but also a rare white Savigny-les-Beaune Village wine.
On the nose, an elegant bouquet with predominantly cherry, blackcurrant,and raspberry notes, which evolve into more complex aromas of strawberry, herbs, and undergrowth. The palate is supple with soft tannins, and mild, fresh acidity. Pair with pork dishes, chicken, or Provençal vegetable dishes.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, the grapes are harvested by hand over the course of a full week. After harvest, grapes are de-stemmed, crushed, and cold-macerated for a few days then trodden down on a daily basis. Fermentation is carried out naturally at low temperatures; after a period of 2 weeks in vats, the wines are brought to the cellar and aged over 18 months and whenever possible, the red wines are not filtered.
Louis Chenu Pere et Filles have been producing wines for five generations. They farm their 9.5Ha following biodynamic principles. For a year in which the domaine was decimated by frost, they were still able to produce a stunning wine revealing a pretty floral nose backed up with red berry aromas. It’s mid-weight palate is ripe and quite approachable now, but would do well hidden away for a year or two.
Nick Jennery (verified owner)
Opened the 2016 a little too early. A lovely wine on the nose. Tannins a little tight. Something to slow down an enjoyable evening. Love the sensual earth tones and medium weight. Beautiful.