# Savigny-Lès-Beaune Premier Cru Les Marconnets 2008

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 26th , 2008 (Fruit day).
Selection: 23% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.

Vinification

Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed.
No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (12-15° C) during 5 days.
Vatting-time: 20 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time.
Pressing with the vertical press.

Ageing

Length: 16 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 30 %
Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier, Nevers
One part of the new barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity.
March 3rd , 2010. (Root day)
Limited to 3.912 bottles and 1.800 half-bottles.


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