Savigny Les Beaune, Cuvee Arthur Girard 2019
159th Hospices De Beaune Wine Auction on the 17th November 2019
2019 is a superbly concentrated vintage for red wines, having enjoyed a fine warm summer which ripened the grapes so well but with volumes a little down against the average. A key factor however is that despite the sugar levels and the concentration of fruit flavours, acidity also remained high, so we have red wines full of energy and drive.
Glowing crimson purple, fresh and delicious lively deep red fruit on the nose, there is no suggestion of over maturity here, reflecting Ludivine Griveau’s common sense in choosing her picking dates. This is beautifully concentrated on the palate with some lively bright cherry notes alongside the fresh raspberry, yet with a concentration which is exceptionally rare at this level. The barrel is adding a slight but attractive toasty note which will marry well with the fruit.
Country/Region: France, Côte de Beaune
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml