Gerard Mugneret Savigny Les Beaune Aux Gravains 2019
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
Savigny-les-Beaune has the reputation for providing wonderful value, but it is so much greater than that. Aux Gravains sits on one of our favorite hills in the Côte d'Or. Among the hill's wonderful premiers crus, Lavières, Gravains, Serpentières and Aux Clous, form a tight-knit family on the mid-slope, with a specific identity. Their most noticeable signature comes from the influence of the alluvial sediments: sand and gravel are promotors of elegance, of lifted, airy, soft, fragrant fruit. Yet these vineyards are still in the valley, not yet on the alluvial fan. Thus, they also behave like bedrock wines and are grounded in minerality. In this case, it is discrete, even sneaky. It is a unique harmony, the result of opposite geological influences, and it is magnificent.
Unfurling in the glass with aromas of sweet red berries complemented by nuances of orange rind, smoke and peonies, the 2019 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Gravains is medium-bodied, pretty and perfumed, with lively acids and supple, melting tannins. This fine-boned, elegant but concentrated cuvée derives from a low-yielding parcel originally planted in 1902.