# Savigny-Lès-Beaune Premier Cru Les Marconnets 2006

Over the ages the Savigny-lès-Beaune vineyards have belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy, the clergy, the Knights of Malta, and local gentry. Les Marconnets is in a splendid location on the Beaune side of the steep hillside. The soil, though calcareous further down the hill, is sandy and pebbly here, rich in iron, ideal for our oldish vines.

Harvest

Harvest date: September 25th and 26th, 2006.
Healthy crop but with a few rot homes because of the weather in August, cool and rainy.
Selection: 15% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.

Vinification

Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed.
No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (12-15° C) during 5 days.
Pressing with the new vertical press.

Ageing

Length: 10 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 35 %
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Allier, Nevers
No barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity.
July 3rd and 4th, 2006.
Limited to 6.469 bottles and 1.284 half-bottles.

--------------------


Website conception