Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses
Average Annual Production
The harvest is done manually with a careful sorting of the grapes. The whole grapes are then pressed in a pneumatic press. Pressing with a slow and regular increase in pressure produces fine and elegant wines. In the same vein, the settling (separation of the must from the suspended solids) is carried out. The musts (juice collected by crushing the grapes) go through their alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 350 liter barrels.
Stirring is limited or even prohibited in solar vintages in order to preserve the freshness and tension of the wine. The proportion of new barrels, approximately 25 to 30% per year, is deliberately moderate in order to let the terroir of the appellation express itself. In partnership with our barrel makers, a true match is sought between the type of barrel and the character of the wine.
Like the 2017 vintage, this premier cru has kept its golden, wheat-like look. One also finds roasted hazelnuts and a bouquet of small meadow flowers with its full flavour giving way to the mineral qualities of its terroir. A young wine, already very tasty, it will reach its peak in two years.