Made from a blend of parcels in Savigny. Destemmed. Aged sur lies in 3-4 year old French oak barrels for 10 to 15 months.
Savigny-les-Beaune, home to the historic domaine Camus-Bruchon, is a happy hunting ground for red Burgundy lovers who appreciate value as well as quality in their Pinots.
The Camus family is gifted in old vines, many of which were planted just before and after World War I by Reine Joly, current owner Guillaume's great grandmother.
In addition to the charming and spicy Bourgogne rouge and villages-level wines, Camus-Bruchon's portfolio of Premier Crus encompasses some of the very greatest vineyards in the village including a beautiful “Aux Gravains” from fifty year-old vines, an elegant and plummy “Les Lavières”, and an old vine bottling of “Narbantons”, which is the deepest and most ageworthy of these great Savignys.
The 2018 Bourgogne Rouge is very nice from Domaine Camus-Bruchon this year, offering up a bright and black fruity blend of black cherries, Savigny spice tones, gamebird, a nice touch of soil and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, long and has a good core of fruit, with fine focus and grip and just a bit of backend tannin perking up the finish. This will need a couple of years to blossom, but will be a good example. 2021-2040. - John Gilman review