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2014 Chandon de Briailles Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavieres

2014 Chandon de Briailles Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavieres

'Outstanding. This is both more complex and more elegant with a lovely airiness to the cool red cherry, pomegranate, earth and floral aromas. There is excellent detail to the delicious, lilting and precise medium weight flavors'
Allen Meadows, Burghound

$115.00 Per Bottle

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$115.00 (Case 1 x 750ml)

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  • “Nadine, Claude and François de Nicolay have made remarkable strides in the past twenty-five years and Chandon de Briailles is now making exceptional Burgundy.” Remington Norman, The Great Domaines Of Burgundy

    “This domaine is quickly becoming one of the very finest to be found anywhere in the Côte D’Or...these are great, classically styled, terroir-driven red and white Burgundies that age brilliantly, and are among the treasures to be found in the Côte de Beaune for those adventurous enough to try a few bottles.”
    John Gilman - View From the Cellar

    In Burgundy, where they don’t mind waiting for wines to mature, this classical, Savigny based grower has long been considered one of the reference estates. Yet, while these perfumed, graceful and structured wines remain a yardstick for classically-styled red Burgundies, recent years have witnessed subtle changes in both the vineyards and cellars that is now resulting in wines that are far more seductive in their youth.

    Chandon de Briailles is a 13-hectare, biodynamic domaine with important Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Savigny-lès-Beaune and Pernand Vergelesses holdings. It is owned by Comte Aymar and Nadine de Nicolaÿ, Nadine’s daughter Claude oversees all aspects winemaking, together with their talented new Australian cellarmaster Christian Knott, while her cousin’s husband, François Grangé, is in charge of the vineyards.

    The skilfully tended, long time organic vineyards have been managed biodynamically for a few years now and were certified from the 2011 harvest.

    This is a great old-vine, 1er cru Burg, at a rarely seen price, and with the astonshing Burghound review to back it up. That the winery has an Australia connection is the added bonus.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Mid-slope and with a lot limestone in the soil, Lavières comes from the word "lave" which was the term used in the past to describe the flat limestone slabs used to cover local roofs. Such stones dominate the sub-soil of Chandon's 2.6-hectare plot which, in in the experience of Claude de Nicolay, brings a smoky, spicy character to the wine. The vines (from a massale selection) were planted in 1956. These vines seem to produce a vibrant, perfumed and energetic style of Savigny. The 2014 was fermented with 20% whole bunches and raised in 20% new oak.

  • REVIEWS

    'Outstanding. This is both more complex and more elegant with a lovely airiness to the cool red cherry, pomegranate, earth and floral aromas. There is excellent detail to the delicious, lilting and precise medium weight flavors where the mouth feel benefits from the relatively fine-grained tannins, all wrapped in a mildly austere and sauvage finish. This is really quite pretty but it is built-to-age and will need at least 4 to 5 years of cellar time.'
    Allen Meadows, Burghound