Benjamin Leroux Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Hauts Jarrons 2021
Region: Burgundy Grapes: Pinot Noir First Glance: Bright, Perfumed, Red Fruited
The Wine: The vines here are owned by one of Leroux’s close friends and are sited in the heart of the Premier Cru, on the east-facing, Beaune side of Savigny. This tends to be the source of the most elegant Savigny wines—so, perfect for powerful years. Like most of the terrain in the Côte d’Or, the soils here are clay/limestone, but the clay here is light and sandy. Therefore, although there’s more flesh here than in the village cuvée, there is also greater finesse. The 2021 fermented with only a pinch of whole bunch. It’s an excellent-value Premier Cru that always drinks well from release—but this will certainly benefit from at least short-term aging (three to seven years).