Domaine Louis Chenu Savigny Saucours (750ml)
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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.
If you’re a White Burgundy fan and you haven’t tried this bottle, then here is your sign. An excellent example of low-intervention, forward-thinking winemaking while still maintaining a classic fresh and complex flavour profile. This bottle shows tons of ripe pear and apple notes, with a pleasant oyster shell minerality. Interestingly, it’s blended with 10% Pinot Blanc; an ultra rare decision in a winemaking region steeped in history and tradition. Pair this with a creamy pasta dish, roast chicken, or even better you could have this with a lobster roll.