Vineyard: Assemblage of 3 different parcels in Savigny with different terroirs from both the low-lying plains and hillsides.
Orientation: From a centrally located area, as well as a southern hillside
Soil: While the low-lying plain has deep sandy-clay, the hillsides have very shallow soils of stony-clay on a base of limestone.
Viticulture: Lutte-raisonnée. All work is done by hand, including harvest.
Vinification: Destemming of grapes followed by cold maceration and fermentation for 15 to 20 days
Aging: Aged sur lies in 3-4 year old French oak barrels for 10 to 15 months.
(from 5 different lieux-dits). An intensely earthy and overtly sauvage nose offers up notes of dark currant and plenty of forest floor character. There is rich and velvety palate impression to the solidly vibrant medium-bodied flavors that possess notes of rusticity and a hint of dryness that will very likely soften if not completely dissipate with a few years of age. 87/2018+
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Domaine Camus-Bruchon The Savigny AC bottling at Camus-Bruchon has a new name starting in 2013, Cuvée Reine Joly, which is in honor of Guillaume’s grandmother, who first began assembling the vineyard holdings that served as the genesis of the domaine. The wine has turned out very well indeed in 2013, with an excellent nose of cherries, red currants, bonfire, gamebird, Savigny spice tones and coffee jumping from the glass. On the palate the wine is fullish, long and intensely flavored, with great purity and soil inflection, tangy acids, gentle tannins and outstanding backend energy on the long and classy finish. This is really a superb success in this vintage! 2018-2040.