Decelle & Fils Savigny Les-Beaune “Les Pimentiers” Rouge 2019 / 2020

Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Viticulture: Certified Organic

Climate: Continental climate with slightly higher temperatures and rainfall
Terroir: Grapes grow on the south facing Les Pimentiers plot on a stony soilbed that allows for fantastic drainage. Average age of vines is 60 years
Ageing: Vinification with indigenous yeasts. Aged for around 14 months in barrels and then left in stainless steel vats for 2 months before bottling

Color: Medium ruby red
Nose: Elegant bouquet of Morello cherry and blackcurrant
Palate: Supple and fleshy on the palate with notes of undergrowth and spices

About the Winery:
Domaine Decelle & Fils was started in 2008 when two distinguished winemakers from other regions of France decided to pool their talents and produce high-quality Burgundy wines. Olivier Decelle is the vigneron behind Mas Amiel in Roussillon, and he also revived Château Jean Faure in Saint-Émilion. Pierre-Jean Villa was part of a boutique Rhône negociant, and he is also a Rhone Valley vigneron. They purchased and restored a historic 19th-century cellar in Nuits-Saint-Georges along with about 20 acres of vineyards in various Burgundy locations.

Increasing the Domaine’s vineyard holdings and organic conversion has been key to progress here. 85% of the wines now come from the Domaine`s own vineyards, which cover 8 hectares, mainly in the northern Côte de Beaune. The aim here is to avoid masking fruitiness with new oak aromas while renewing their barrel stocks over 3 – 4 years. Wines are let to run by gravity into the barrels, keeping to a maximum of 50% new oak. Picking is done by hand, and only native yeasts are used.