Technical sheet

The appellation

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.

“Lick your lips three times and pay this wine a complement”, as they used to say about Savigny wine. The advice is still valid today, given the lively nature of this “nourishing, theological, morale-boosting” wine.

The Les Marconnets climat straddles the border between Beaune and Savigny. It is mentioned several times in the Martyrology of Beaune in the 13th century: supervineam de Marconain (1270),  super vineam que est in fossa de Marconnay (1294).

The name is derived from a spring and a stream.Jules Guyot (1807-1872), author of several books on vines and wine, spent time here with the Comte de La Loyère, who worked to modernise wine-growing methods in the 19th century. Jules Guyot gave his name to the training method he developed.

The vine

Billard 85
Surface: 0.1946 ha
Geographical situation: parcel on a steep slope.
Exposure: East
Plantings: 1985/1986

Billard 75
Surface: 0.13 ha
Geographical situation: parcel on a steep slope.
Exposure: East
Plantings: 1975/1977

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(Our parcels - continued)
Billard 30
Surface: 0.4142 ha
Parcel on steep
Exposure: East
Plantings: 1929/1930

Cabane / Dévers
Surface: 1.0939 ha
Geographical situation: arcel on steep
Exposure: East
Plantings: 1959/1960 - 1962/1963 - 1967/1968

Geographic situation: Like a map unfolding, the Côte de Beaune widens at Savigny. The slopes rise gently at first, then more steeply, with vines laid out on either side of a small stream, the Rhoin. On one side is Pernand-Vergelesses, on the other Beaune, under the Mont Battois. Les Marconnets is in an excellent site on the Beaune side.

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Soil and subsoil: very sandy, pebbly soil, rich in iron. Clayey silt, only slightly calcareous.

Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha

Total surface: 1.83 ha

Rootstock: 100% of massal selection.
Organic agriculture. Received official approval Ecocert in 2000. Biodynamic agriculture since 2001.

Pruning: Guyot

Vineyard news: Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

The wine

Harvest date: August 28th, 2018 (leaf day).
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.
Yield: 51.5 hl/ha

45% of whole bunches, not crushed and vatted by gravity.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15° C) during 5 days.
Vatting-time: 21 days.
Light pumping-over until the end of vatting time.

Length: 18 months in oak barrels.
New barrels: 30 %
Origin of wood: Allier and Cîteaux
New barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

February 11th ,12th  2020 (root day)
Limited to 11095 bottles 450 magnums.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

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