From a 60 year old parcel of Pinot Noir, in a favourite villages climate for Pinot Noir in Savigny-lès-Beaune, “Aux Fournaux”. With the vineyard being located at the base of the slope, which provides better sunlight interception and drainage than most villages parcels in Savigny-lès-Beaune, the wine has fine definition and weight for a villages appellation wine. “Aux Fournaux” is also at the junction with Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, with racy fruits from the former and rocky tannins from the later. A very complex villages site!
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Crunchy and bright blackberry and dark cherry aromatics with spicy, smoky undertones. “Pinotcious” – a word I just invented, everything about it screams juicy Red Burgundy. Fine but firm/rocky tannins and crunchy acid backbone frame a very long, sweet fruit finish."
94/100 Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak (2017 Vintage)
"From the Aux Fournaux lieux dit, right next to Aloxe Corton and Pernand Vergelesses. Andrew Nielsen says, ‘this is the wine that defines Le Grappin.’ So fine, fresh and pure with lovely elegant red cherry and raspberry fruit. Lovely tension and purity here. Super-elegant with real delicacy. "
91/100 Tim Atkin MW, October 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Light, savoury and spicy, this is framed by 15% new wood, with plenty of bright, tangy fruit and just a nip of tannin."
16+/20 Jancis Robinson MW (2017 Vintage)
"Very light and fruity. Lots of fun and some very fine tannins lurking underneath. It may take on a bit of flesh, but this will probably always be pretty light-bodied – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Lunchtime burgundy?"