Savigny-les-Beaune "Le Village" 2012 - Henri de Villamont
Monopoly of 4.5 hectares around the beautiful cellars of the area. The vines are 35 years old on average. Nose: very open offering pleasant notes of red fruits on a woody base. Palate: it is long supported by the frame and fat. The Lord of Villamont Breton nobleman and knight of the Order of Jerusalem, spent many years on the roads of Europe and elsewhere. His steps would have led to Savigny-lès-Beaune where his order - which will become the Order of Malta thereafter - had many of the vineyards. It's a tribute to this amazing travelers the owners of the domain Villamont have associated his name with their wines. Later, in the late 19th century, Léonce Bocquet, owner of Clos de Vougeot, asked the architect Albert Switzerland to build him a winemaking building and breeding more modern. These cellars are today one of the most beautiful monuments of Burgundy wine trade. Besides trading, the Villamont Henri house also has 6.3 hectares of vines in Savigny and 3 hectares of Chambolle-Musigny and the Grand Cru Echezeaux Grand. The vineyards are principled struggle for sustainable viticulture and in the cellars, the teams make wines of exceptional quality, combining tradition and modernity. Bernard Burtschy, seduced by the Villamont wines, concurs.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2017-2022|
This 2012 vintage has given a headache to Burgundy winemakers! Spring frost, high disease pressure, hailstorms in Cote de Beaune (Volnay and Pommard especially), nothing has been spared. First consequence, plummeting volumes (sometimes up to 60%), which is even more serious than the returns of 2010 and 2011 had been well below average. The advantage of this type of vintage is that the grapes that ""resist"" generally have thick skins that allow slow maturity and depth and report skin / juice that achieves beautiful concentrations of winemaking. The rare red are often concentrated wines and a nice taut and fresh balance. The whites are in the same register. Overall, the Cote de Nuits is doing better than the Cote de Beaune, where hail have left traces¿ In the latter, the appellation Beaune places itself above the rest with wines generally well balanced, crunchy fruity. Red, Volnay and Pommard have suffered a little while appellations of white Puligny and Chassagne are especially good level, a cut above for once Meursault. In Cote de Nuits appellations most are of a good standard, Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny and Nuits-Saint-Georges showing slightly higher.