Athenais Savigny les Beaune, 1er Cru 'Les Lavieres' 2020Regular price $129.00 Save $-129.00
Variety: Pinot Noir
Athénaïs of Chateau de Beru is one of the most discussed producers in Burgundy today. Coming from a domain with 400 years in the making, she leads the current generation of this property. The chateau has certainly experienced its ups and downs. As phylloxera devastated the family’s vines, new ones were not planted for almost 100 years. The fruit was sold to other Chablis co-ops up until 2004 when the death of Athena’s father happened. She traveled back to the domaine to assist her mother, Laurence. It was then that she began incorporating all sorts of changes. The family began bottling their wine, converted agriculture over to biodynamic, and opted to intervene minimally in the winemaking. The reputation is only improving and Beru has become known for their Chablis wines. ‘Athenais’ is the name of her negociant project, though still intertwined with the family domain.
Lavieres comes from the local term ‘lave’ which refers to the limestone slabs that would cover the nearby roofs, and uncoincidentally refers to the limestone beneath the topsoil. The vines were planted in 1954. Winemaking is done gently with a hands off approach. This is the best part of Savigny les Beaune.