Maison Chanson - Savigny Dominode 1er Cru - 2012 - 750 ml

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Savigny is a modest little village in the Cote de Beaune. According to Clives Coates MW, it makes for "a happy hunting ground for those who seek good inexpensive Burgundy." The commune is know for being the most divided vignoble in Burgundy, with its 22 premier cru vineyards located on one of two sides - the Pernard side and the Mont Battois side. The premier cru of Dominode is located on the Mont Battois side, which tends to have sandier and less stony soil, producing wines that are more earthy, sauvage and structured. It is named after the latin "Dominus", "Vineyard of the Lord" - an indication that this area was formerly owned by the Lord of Savigny. The vineyard is oriented North East, on a mid-slope.

"For unknown reasons, the 2012 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Dominode did not show as it ought to chez Chanson, therefore a replacement bottle was sent chez moi. Lucid purple in color, it has a precocious nose for a 2012 with iodine-stained cassis and blueberry fruit that deserve one or two years to settle. The palate is fruit-driven and for some reason, reminiscent of a Marsannay in style with sweet, ripe cassis fruit, plenty of glycerin and a primal, perhaps slightly obvious finish that will need to demonstrate its premier cru credentials with age. It is a hedonistic delight, but it needs to show a little more class." 

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