Simon Bize Bourgogne Rouge Les Perrieres
An elegant, serious Burgundy that can more than hold its own against wines twice its price. It comes from a tiny 1.8 hectare plot called 'Les Perrières', on a favourable aspect overlooking the town of Savigny-Les-Beaune in the prized Côte-d'Or. The pebbly, low fertile soils here, along with the 50+ year-old vines, produce grapes that are naturally super-concentrated, with terrific aging potential. The wine has intense aromas of strawberry, cranberry and rose, with just a hint of spice. We were also impressed by how well developed this wine is already: the 2019 vintage showing complex earthy and savoury notes of forest floor, dried red fruits and figs. On the palate there is a beautiful fresh acidity to offset the concentration of flavours, with silky tannins creating a pleasing weight in the mouth and leading into a long and complex finish.
A lot of effort goes into this wine, especially considering the price... Grapes are sorted at the winery to ensure optimum ripeness, To make this wine, whole bunches are fermented before being placed into wooden fermentation vats. Punching down takes place by foot, so as to prevent the extraction of bitter compounds from the stems and seeds, and then the wine is decanted and placed into oak barrels to mature. Old oak is used in order to preserve the delicacy of the Pinot Noir grape, and to respect the terroir of the individual plot through "finesse and elegance rather than power and over-extraction". Finally, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.
Domain Simon Bize is located in the AOC of Savigny-les-Beaune and was created in 1880. Four generations later, the late Patrick Bize's wife Chisa and sister Marielle focus on taking care of their old vines without the use of chemicals or pesticides, and making wines in the traditional manner with minimal use of sulphur.
Origin: Savigny-les-Beaune, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Food pairing: Beef, Veal, Game (deer, venison), Poultry
Bottle size: 75cl
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