SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE
2017 Fourneaux Domaine Joël Rémy
|Sub-district||Côte de Beaune|
|Village||Savigny les Beaune|
This comes from a plot just next to the ‘Cross of Pernand’ on the road to Pernand-Vergelesses Darker and again a step up in intensity. Some grip too - fine grained tannins build. Dark berries and crunch but there is a ripeness too and a good helping of generous, ripe matter. This has direction and elegance. Good and pleasing Savigny. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 L&S (Nov 2018)
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The 2017 Chorey-lès-Beaune Les Beaumonts 1er Cru has a clean, fresh cranberry and wild strawberry bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy tannin, a somewhat powdery texture and a simple, slightly metallic finish. Drinking range: 2020 - 2025 Rating: 86 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2019)
Domaine Joël Rémy
A family domaine that extends back five generations to 1853, but which Joël has modernised considerably over the past twenty years, installing new fermentation and ageing equipment. Over the years his vinifications have changed, and the wines have a lot more immediacy and precision. The quality of fruit is not in doubt, as lovers of his Bourgogne Rouge from year to year will attest, and a lot of work in the vineyard contributes to this, including leaf-thinning towards the end of the growing season. In the winery he has installed a vibrating sorting table, and the only filtering is by a lens filter at very low pressure to avoid de-naturing the wines. All offer quite striking value.
In 2016 Joël was joined full-time by both his children, Maxime and Manon. There is a renewed air of excitement and ambition here.
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