Domaine Michel Ecard Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles Vignes 2020
WINERY: Domaine Michel Ecard
WINEMAKER: Michel Ecard
REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Côte de Beaune • Savigny-lès-Beaune
APPELLATION: Savigny-lès-Beaune AOC
BLEND: 100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARDS: Four separate, estate-owned plots within Savigny. Soils mix clay and limestone.
AGE OF VINES: 50-60 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tank. Pressed in an upright, hand-cranked press. Aged in older French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, light spice. Fullbodied and supple. Flavors of dark plum, cherry.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Roasted lamb; pork sausages with herbs
There are few other Burgundy villages that consistently offer such quality for-value as does Savigny-lès-Beaune, and few winemakers in this village that deliver such quality as does Michel Ecard. His low-sulfur, balanced wines are not only deliciously complex but also age beautifully, a rare trait for Burgundy so reasonably priced.
Michel learned the trade by working with his father, Maurice Ecard, a highly respected artisan in Savigny who has since retired. Michel founded his domaine in 2005, and it is very much a one-man, micro-operation, with Michel in both the cellar and vineyards taking care of his Pinot Noir, from field to bottle.