Domaine Louis Chenu Savigny Saucours (750ml)
ChickenSeafoodWarm 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.
In the glass, a golden-green colour. On the nose, citrus, apples, melons, floral notes, and some crushed rocks create a pleasant bouquet. On the palate, its dry, well-structured, and quite rounded in texture; lots of finesse. Pair with a variety of creamy chicken dishes, seafood/shellfish, or with warm Provençal vegetables.
Made from 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Blanc, the grapes come from a 2 ha plot that sits on what they refer to as “white soil,” containing some marl. The plot is converted to organic farming and fermentation happens spontaneously. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.