Gerard Mugneret Savigny Les Beaune Aux Gravains 2020
|Region||France, Burgundy::Savigny les 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.
The 2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Gravains 1er Cru is quite high-toned and very floral on the nose with violet and peony aromas filtering through the red cherry and strawberry fruit. The palate is beautifully- knitted together, fine tannins and a subtle build in the mouth with quite a structured but very pure and sustained finish. Classy.