Savigny-Lès-Beaune 1er Cru “Les Marconnets”

Savigny-Lès-Beaune 1er Cru “Les Marconnets” bottle

Over the ages the Savigny-Lès-Beaune vineyards have belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy, the clergy, the Knights of Malta, and local gentry. Les Marconnets is in a splendid location on the Beaune side of the steep hillside. The soil, though calcareous further down the hill, is sandy and pebbly here, rich in iron, ideal for our oldish vines. “Lick your lips three times and pay this wine a complement”, as they used to say about Savigny wine. The advice is still valid today, given the lively nature of this “nourishing, theological, morale-boosting” wine.

The Les Marconnets climat straddles the border between Beaune and Savigny. It is mentioned several times in the Martyrology of Beaune in the 13th century: supervineam de Marconain (1270), super vineam que est in fossa de Marconnay (1294). The name is derived from a spring and a stream.

May 31, 2023 | Wine Spectator
A rich style, featuring luscious black cherry, blackberry and violet flavors. Soft and enticing, with fine balance and dark fruit echoing on the finish, along with sweet spices. Drink now through 2035. - Bruce Sanderson
  • Winemaking

    42% of whole grapes, not crushed. No yeast addition. Gravity vatted. Aged for 11 months in oak barrels (38% new oak).

  • Nose

    Aromas of cherry, kirsch and vanilla.

  • Palate

    An elegant, well-defined wine exhibiting a concentrated mouth, fine tannins.

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