Camus-Bruchon Savigny-les-Beaune Gravains 1er Cru


Wine label
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Varietals:Pinot Noir
Vineyard:A neighbor to Serpentieres, Gravains is one of Savigny’s most stony, mineral sites.
Orientation:Mid-hillside; southern exposure.
Soil:Deep soils over marl
Viticulture:Lutte-raisonnée. All work is done by hand, including harvest.
Vinification:Partial whole cluster fermentation followed by cold maceration and fermentation for 15 to 20 days.
Aging:12 to 15 months in 30% new French oak barrels
Production:3,000 bottles
Tasting:The combination of this noble terroir, plus vine age and the vineyard’s reputation for producing tiny, concentrated berries makes Gravains a brooding, complex cru that is strikingly similar in profile to its neighbors in the Cote de Nuits.


Burghound: 89
A touch of menthol is the top note on the very pretty violet, plum and earth infused nose. I like the intensity and punch of the slightly saline medium weight flavors that culminate in an austere and backward finish that avoids being hard though there is a hint of dryness. Note that my score assumes that the dryness will recede if not completely disappear with time in bottle. 89/2021+
Other: 92+
The 2013 bottling of Gravains from Domaine Camus-Bruchon is excellent and quite elegant out of the blocks this year. With production down only fifty percent here, this is one of the larger cuvées in the cellar in 2013 and the wine will be worth every effort to find and latch onto a few bottles, as it will be excellent. The fine nose delivers an aromatic constellation of cherries, pomegranate, dark soil tones, gamebird, cocoa, just a touch of youthful Savigny spice and a bit of citrus peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and tangy, with excellent soil signature again, ripe, beautifully-integrated tannins and superb length and grip on the well-balanced finish. A very refined and intensely flavored example of young Gravains. 2022-2050+.