Domaine Chandon de Briailles Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Lavières' 2021


Chandon de Briailles wines are vinified and aged in the purest Burgundian tradition, their wines express themselves with great freshness and reflect their terroir and their climat of origin. Wines without artifice, generous and well-constructed, that gain in complexity through aging. Wine as close as possible to its origins Our doctrine is to produce wines for keeping that may be tasted and appreciated at all moments of their life. Each climat can produce, as a function of the specific vintage, a thoroughbred wine that will go well with different dishes. We want each of our wines to express its terroir and its vintage, through its aromatic expression but also through its texture and the quality of its tannins.

id-slope and predominantly limestone (Lavières comes from the word "lave" which here has nothing volcanic about it but was the term used in the past to describe the flat limestone slabs used to cover the roofs). In fact, these famous stones are found here in the sub-soil. The vines are more than 50 years old. We are in the finest part of the appellation.

The wine is very elegant, with a fine and precise structure expressing strong minerality. This gives great aromatic complexity that is enhanced through ageing.
In its youth, floral aromas such as violet are found, with a touch of liquorice. Slightly smoky and gun-flinty, it

Importer notes: "The Chandon de Briailles wines are truly gems within the Côte d'Or. They are not quite like any other Burgundy. When destemming, extraction, and new oak were the fashion, they were bottling all of their wines with 100% whole clusters and no new oak. Even today, with a max of 20% new oak, it's very low for grand cru Burgundy. Nothing quite stands still here and the only constant is the unending quest to learn more and experiment to achieve the best expression possible of Savigny-les-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, and Corton, irrespective of fashion" 

Producer: Domaine Chandon de Briailles

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml