2020 Maison Petit-Roy Savigny-Lès-Beaune Rouge12693
WINEMAKER: Seiichi Saito
REGION: Burgundy, FR
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from his small plot in the lieu-dit 'Les Planchots du nord'. Here the soils are clay and limestone. Whole bunch maceration, raised in old barrels for just over one year and then settled in tank for two months before bottling. Not fined or filtered, with only a small amount of sulfur added just before bottling. Dark in appearance. Black cherry and plum on the nose, with violets and lots of exotic spice. Deep and hedonistic. Full palate with lots of extract. Smooth and supple, with very fine grainy tannins. The dark berry fruit is plush, but the wine is sleek. Medium acidity, lots of depth, and overall - very sophisticated. Delicious and drinking well now.
Seiichi makes a wide range of wines from throughout the Côte d'Or. A portion of these are from his own vineyards, with a surface area of just over 1.5ha. Seiichi works with nature, practicing biodynamics to ensure the grapes are healthy and of the highest quality. He also purchases grapes from other growers, as a means to make enough to survive and slowly grow his own domaine. For those new to discover Seiichi's wines, you will be pleased to know that he has a tonne of experience under his belt. He honed his craft with a long stint at Domaine Simon Bize, before spending time with some of the more prominent domaines in Burgundy, such as Leflaive, JF-Mugnier and Armand Rousseau. With a good ten year's of training and knowledge, he started his own micro-négoce operation in 2017. Seiichi is confident in his preferences, choosing to work with minimal intervention, and only using old oak for élevage. His wines are polished, sturdy, and approachable at a young age.