Chateau de Beru 2020 'Athenais' Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, Les Lavieres, AOC
Item Number: 19372
Sub Region: Cote de Beaune
Appellation/AVA: Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru AOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Les Lavieres
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Clay-limestone with lavières
Terrroir Notes: The vines are located in the town of Savigny-Lès-Beaune, halfway up the slopes with a south to southeast orientation. The predominantly clay-limestone soils are placed on a subsoil made up of lavières. Lavières comes from the word “lave” which in this case has no volcanic reference, but was the term used in the past to describe the flat limestone tiles used to cover the roofs. The Pinot Noir used for this cuvée comes from a massal selection planted in 1954.
Winemaking Notes: Whole cluster fermentation occurs in tapered wooden vats with indigenous yeast. The vinification is without input, aiming for a gentle extraction, thanks to pumping over and light punching down. Total maceration lasts between 2 to 3 weeks. The Pinot Noir ages for 18 months in Burgundy barrels. It is bottled neither filtered nor fined.
Wine Notes: This is an extremely rare and special expression of Burgundy. Only 12 bottles came to Illinois.