Production area

Grapes for this village appellation from the Côte de Beaune are harvested within the delimited areas of the village of Savigny-Lès-Beaune. The vineyards cover a surface area of 346,16 hectares of which 138,62 hectares are classified as Premier Cru. Only 10% of production is devoted to white wines.

Origins

The soil of the “Côte” is derived principally from the subsidence of the Saône River floodplain which resulted in a 200 metres drop with relation to the Morvan plateau, creating a long hillside with very regular slopes and Eastern and South-Eastern exposure. This fault also freed minerals that had been trapped in the soil for thousands of years. The vineyards stretch across the gentle slopes of the hillside allowing the vines to take full advantage of exposure to the sun.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Vinification and maturing

Vinification takes place in wooden vats and is followed by 14 to 16 months barrel ageing (20% new oak).

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Clear red, medium intensity.
NOSE : Very elegant, with big fruit (Morello chery, blackcurrant, raspberry). A hint of forest undergrowth.
PALATE : Soft with discrete tannins. Beautifully elegant structure.

Food and wine pairing

Perfect with poultry, a good cut of beef and cheeses like Chaource, Cantal, Tomme or Mont d'Or.

Serving suggestions

15°C

Ageing potential

3 to 10 years

Ropiteau Frères since 1848

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