Vineyard: Aux Grands Liards was planted in 1916 and 1922
Orientation: Located at the edge of Savigny's hillside.
Soil: Shallow clay soils over limestone rock.
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
Notes: A more structured wine with complexity and richness. Reminiscent of 1er cru neighbors.
(from 80+ year old vines). This too is intensely earthy with an interesting hint of tar on the mix of dark berry fruit scents. There is both good volume and punch to the textured middle weight flavors that deliver fine length on the rustic finale where a touch of wood is in evidence. 88/2020+
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
The 2013 Grands Liards has turned out beautifully and it really is a pity that there is so little of the wine this year. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a nascently complex blend of cherries, red currants, a touch of orange peel, cinnamon, venison and a superb base of minerality. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and rock solid at the core, with fine focus and grip, firm, but suave structure and excellent length and grip on the still very young finish. This will need a bit longer in the cellar than the Pimentiers, but it will be equally fine once it has blossomed. 2022-2040+.