A neighbor to Serpentieres, Gravains is one of Savigny’s most stony, mineral sites.
Mid-hillside; southern exposure.
Deep soils over marl
Lutte-raisonnée. All work is done by hand, including harvest.
Partial whole cluster fermentation followed by cold maceration and fermentation for 15 to 20 days.
12 to 15 months in 30% new French oak barrels
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.
The 2015 Gravains from Guillaume Camus is outstanding. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a very pure blend of red and black cherries, a hint of currant, woodsmoke, gamebird, dark soil tones and a topnote of bitter chocolate. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows a more seamless tannic structure than the two old vine villages bottlings. The core is rock solid, the soil signature here is excellent and the long, ripely tannic finish shows excellent balance and vibrancy from good acidity. This is high class juice in the making. 2024-2070.
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