Domaine du Prieure, Savigny les Beaune `les Gollardes`
£21.95 per bottle
Made from grapes grown in an 80 acre plot on the slopes of Savigny les Beaune which enjoys excellent sunshine. This elegant perfurmed Savigny preserves the complex raspberry fruit flavours, distinct mineral character and power inherited from the iron rich soil. The inclusion of some stems created an inticing, smokey nose which draws you in to enjoy this wine which is well-balanced and smooth on the palate.
The soft, ripe tannins in this wine make it the perfect partner to rich dishes such as Grouse or a wild mushroom risotto. Also can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to cheeses such as mature Brie, Cantal or Epoisses.
From the hill of Corton running south to the town of Beaune and Santenay at it`s tip, the Côte de Beaune represents the southern half of the vineyards of Côte d`Or. It is famous for its mix of Grand and Premier Cru white and red wines including Montrachet, Corton, Puligny, Pommard and Volnay.
Found in the heart of the Cote de Beaune, the picturesque village of Savigny-les-Beaune has for a long time earned its good name. It was here that the monks of Citeaux, the founders of the Burgundian vineyard system, became substantial property owners. In order to administer their vineyards they established a priory in the 16th century, hence the name. Today the domaine is owned by Jean-Michel Maurice, the mayor of Savigny, along with his son Stephen, who uses his international experience as winemaker.