Domaine du Prieure, Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2018
£14.95 per bottle
From the village of Savigny in the Côte de Beaune, Jean Michel Maurice takes pride in preserving the subtle influence of the terroir and pure essence of Pinot from the surrounding vignoble. This Pinot Noir is from the higher slopes above Savigny, extols the virtues of this tricky grape variety, with a purity of fruit and a captivating perfume of summer berries whilst finishing to a soft silkiness.
Perfect with cold meats or when accompanied to roasted lamb, chicken or duck.
These vineyards are located on the east facing wooded slopes above the famous villages of Pommard, Volnay and Meursault. Many of the top domaines in Burgundy have vineyards located here to blend for everyday `red burgundy` but in the hands of specialist growers there are some outstanding wines being crafted. Predominantly planted with Pinot Noir, these pretty vineyards on iron rich soils, have much of the same flattering character and elegance of the grander village wines grown on the slopes below. Generally aged for a shorter time in barrel, this makes them more approachable and easier drinking when young.
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.