Chandon de Briailles
Savigny les Beaune 1er cru Aux Fournaux - 2017
8.25 / 10

Type
Red Still, Dry
Producer
Chandon de Briailles
Vintage
2017
Location
France, Savigny-les-Beaune AOC
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
13
Sugar
1.2
Price
1179 UAH
Cellar
N/A

Vines are growing with East exposure on 1.68 hectares plot named Aux Fourneaux, located in Savigny-lès-Beaune. The soil is mostly clay with some limestone in the upper part of the parcel.

Fermentation in concrete vats for 15 days. Aged for 18-24 months in oak.

Producer

Chandon de Briailles is a family owned domaine located in the northern part of Côte de Beaune, spread across Savigny-lès-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, in total over 13.7 hectares. On average, the domaine produces 50,000 bottles per year, of which 60% are exported.

Domaine is owned by Count and Countess Aymard-Claude de Nicolay and managed by their children - Claude and François de Nicolay. Claude was born in 1967, she went through prolific education of viticulture in Beaune and eonology in Dijon. François was born in 1970 and is primarily a businessman who started wine career in 1996 by undertaking a winemaking course in Oregon. Since 2001 the duo works in winery.

In 2005 they started experimenting with biodynamics.

Ratings

2021-09-21 - 8.25

Lovely and sophisticated wine entering golden age. I mean, it surely has aging potential, but it’s so damn good just now. Expressive bouquet: oil paint, ripe cherry, earth, red flowers. Well balanced, medium-bodied with good volume and long aftertaste. Good value.

Tasted as part of Na Uzbičči event.