Le Grappin Savigny les Beaune Blanc 2020 75cl


Tasting Note

The fruit is sourced from excellent white wine vineyards behind the village, Dessus Les Vermots and Les Gollardes. The grapes were foot crushed for enhanced phenolics, as well as giving a fuller yellow colour. I love this nose. Great tension, stones first with a light lemon rinse, and just enough flesh behind. A reductive note throughout. Very good. 5 Stars, 91 points - Jasper Morris MW


From two parcels of Chardonnay above the village of Savigny-lès-Beaune; “Dessus Les Vermots” and “Les Gollardes”, all on a steep slope facing south west with poor, white soils from millenia of erosion and cooled by the air coming down the valley from the Haute-Côtes. All of these attributes lead to a wine that is ripe and generous in weight while still retaining a core of minerality and drive.


Le Grappin began in 2011 following Andrew Nielson's five-year journey working for some of the world's great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay artisans in California, Central Otago, Burgundy and the Yarra Valley. His, and his wife Emma's, vision for Le Grappin is to seek out special sites in the over-looked, under-appreciated reaches of Burgundy. They seek out viticulteurs who tend their vines throughout the year with exceptional care and attention, to give the grapes the best opportunity to shine. Their job is to ensure the wine reaches it's true potential; working by hand, with small lots, giving each wine as much care and attention as our viticulteurs have paid to the vines.

Country: France | Region: Savigny les Beaune, Burgundy | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Chardonnay | Vegetarian | Vegan | Organic | Low Sulphur