Guillemot Savigny Serpentières 1er Cru (750ml)
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Eight generations of Guillemots have worked the land in the Savigny-lès-Beaune appellation. Their wines are known for their classic Burgundian finesse, elegance and balance combined with a certain rusticity that is typical of Savigny. Domaine Pierre Guillemot makes traditional style Burgundies that appeal to old school Burgundy lovers. Today, Pierre’s grandsons Vincent and Philippe carry on the tradition. Their wines have the all the necessary components to age gracefully in the cellar and reward those who enjoy drinking mature wines.
Most of Guillemot holdings lies in the Serpentières vineyard, the source of Savigny’s most complex, long-lived, and beguilingly aromatic wines. This wine represents a superb vintage for red Burgundies, full of depth, elegance, and floral charm. Serpentières offers a sweet, seductive perfume of wild raspberry and clove, with a bright acidity and sappy viscosity that seem to characterize all the domaine’s cuvées. Delicious yet tightly wound, this fine Pinot will live many, many years.
Pinot Noir from 55 year old vines grown on Marl. Fermentsation lasts for about 15 days in wooden cuves. Regular punchdowns during the entire fermentation (2-3 times a day) and wine is aged in barrel, 10% new and then 6 months in bottle before release.