A beautiful, intense and shiny ruby garnet colour. The nose offers aromas of fresh fruit (cherry). The palate is delicate, silky, and aromatic, in continuity with the nose. An elegant minerality at the finish, which lends a chalky character to the wine.
Savigny-lès-Beaune is a wine-growing village located along the northern border of Beaune. It is one of the most important villages of the Côte d’Or, with nearly 350 ha of production, 306 ha of which are Pinot Noir. The appellation is composed of 22 areas classified as Premiers Crus over 140 ha. The vineyard enjoys different exposures: southerly, south-easterly, easterly, and northeasterly, at altitudes between 220 and 360 m above sea level. The limestone soil is light, filled with stones and not very fertile.
Maison Champy is the oldest wine company in Burgundy from 1720. The winery, which has been declared a historic monument by UNESCO, was designed by the famed architect, Gustave Eiffel. It was at Maison Champy where renowned scientist, Louis Pasteur set up a laboratory and developed the pasteurization method.
Maison Champy owns 52 acres of vineyards, including holdings in Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Clos de Bully in Pernand-Vergelessess, and Beaune 1er Cru Aux Cras. These prized vineyards, among others owned by Champy, are farmed organically in order to showcase the true character of the terroir in the wines.
Champy has worked for many years with the goal of crafting the best possible expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from each unique terroir.