Domaine Pavelot Savigny Les Beaune 1st Cru Aux Gravains 2018
For several generations, the DOMAINE Jean-Marc and Hugues Pavelot located in Savigny-les-Beaune (Côte de Beaune, Burgundy) has been handed down from father to son, thus guaranteeing the know-how that has made its reputation.
Today, the property extends over 13 hectares, mainly in the commune of Savigny-les-Beaune but also in that of Beaune and Aloxe-Corton.
Our production will allow you to discover a dozen wines with very varied typicity. These differences are closely linked to the notion of terroir, a particularity of Burgundian viticulture. Each name or climate is therefore the expression of a rather complex association between the geology of the place, its topography and even its history.
This diversity is very present in the vineyard of Savigny-les-Beaune which covers two hills and the valley which connects them. Its altitude is between 220 and 360 meters. The nature of the soil is very varied and its exposure is oriented south, south-east and north-east.
Pinot Noir for the reds and Chardonnay for the whites are the exclusive grape varieties of our great Burgundies.
The 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode 1er Cru, picked on September 1 at 13.5% potential alcohol, is tightly coiled and more backward than the Aux Gravins, ergo I expect that this will require more bottle age. There are enticing blackberry and wild strawberry fruit aromas here, but they need time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chalky tannins and a superb line of acidity that imparts a sense of energy from the start to the saline finish, which is tangy and vivacious. This is everything you really need in a La Dominode. Drink: 2022-2040.
92-94 points | Neal Martin, vinous.com
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