180 years after its foundation in 1824, Seguin-Manuel has been completely renewed since its acquisition by Thibaut Marion in 2004.
42 years old and born in a “vigneron family”, involved in the wine business for 10 generations in Beaune, he started his career at the family winery Chanson Père & Fils during seven years. He uses today all his experience and energy to produce great wines.
It has a bright ruby colour. It combines on the nose red fruit and floral aromas as well as toasted notes. It is supple, straigthforward and elegant on the palate with a lovely balance with pure and clean red fruit. Tannins are ripe, fine and very well integrated to the wine. Long and nice finish with mineral nuances.
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|
|Food Pairing||To match with a veal blanquette or a pot au feu, and of course, Peking duck|
|Service||Aerate and drink around 16°C|
|Winemaking||Hand-picked, the grapes have been sorted out and partly destemmed before being vatted for 16 days. After fermentation, the wine has been matured in oak cask for 14 months (25% new oak).|
|Soil/Vines/Terroir||Clay, iron oxide, chalk, flat stones, located in Savigny-lès-Beaune, North of Côte de Beaune, on mid slope of a hill facing South-East. Vines are over 45 years old. 0,75 ha plot.|
|Ageing Potential||2014 - 2020|
“The 2011 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Lavieres includes 25% whole bunch fruit and raised in 15% new oak, the rest one or two years old. It has a pleasant bouquet of strawberry and cranberry fruit that would benefit from a little more vigor. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp, slightly chalky opening. There is good tension here, though its compact finish suggests that it needs another 12 months to really open.
Very fine. Drink 2014-2020.”
89 Points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate - June-Aug 2013
“Please hurry to order!”
17/20 Points - Mathew Jukes, January 2013
“Good bright colour, nice fruit on the nose and good ripe middle fruit, good classy, quite earthy S|B.
16.5/20 Points - Steven Spurrier - Editor Decanter Magazine