# Savigny-Lès-Beaune Premier Cru Les Marconnets 2005

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 20th and 21st, 2005
Selection: 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  (15° C).
Length of maceration: 19 days.
Cap-punched and pumped-over once a day until mid-fermentation.

Ageing

Length: 15 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 30 %
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Allier
Barrels racked once in July 2006.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity.
October 28th, 2005.
Limited to 9.899 bottles and 1.207 half-bottles.

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