Savigny les Beaune Premier Cru "Aux Fournaux"
A great Burgundy red wine from the Savigny-les-Beaune commune. The grape variety used is Pinot Noir. This parcel is more than 50 years old. The name "Aux Fournaux" refers to the coal kilns of which remains have been found.
Red wine vinification : We aim to obtain fruity wines, rich in blended tannins, which is the mark of well ripened grapes. We bring in the grapes in small crates for careful sorting in the winery; a conveyor belt is used for filling the tanks in order to respect the grapes. The fermentation lasts 15 days with pigeages, punching down of the cap, allowing the wine to soak up the richness and the colour from the grape-skins before pressing. Ageing takes place in barrels of which 30 % are new. Racking by the means of a bellow eliminates the need for a pump. All these precautions limit handling of the grapes and the wine as much as possible, thus preserving all the richness.
The importance of this commune resides in the size of it's surface and the number of renowned climats*. Our Savigny-les-Beaune comes from the "les Fournaux" climat*, characterized by a deep and ferruginous ground. The wines are coloured, elegant, quite powerful, marked by a dominant of Morello cherries, black currant, raspberry, then subsequently developing notes of undergrowth after some years. Savigny-les-Beaune is delicate with discreet tannins.
The premier cru comes from the upper part of this big parcel, the soil is poorer and less humid than the bottom part of the slope, classified village, the tannins are finer and they develop a longer presence in the mouth.
Served at 15°C, it suits red or white meat as well as game birds.
* The term "climat" constitutes the Burgundy definition of “Terroir”, in other words the specific geological and climatic conditions found on a defined plot of land.