Hauts-Jarrons Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru Louis Chenu, Burgundy. Organic & Vegan
Clear bright ruby red with aromas of Spicy black cherry, earthy vanilla and deep perfumed notes. The palate is full and fresh with black cherry black plum, structured tannins which will evolve over time. A wine light in structure and delicate with feminine overtones. The finish is long and lingering.
The Hauts-Jarrons (Jarrons meaning tree branches) are located in the middle of the slope under the Mont Battois hill heading towards Beaune. Their deep and sandy soil is similar to that of the Beaune-Bressandes. Likewise, the wines are more like those from Beaune than Savigny. Very full-bodied and tannic, they have good aromas but remain closed when young. They require a few years before reaching fullness and are favorable to a long ageing process.
Louis Chenu Père & Filles is a family winery in Savigny-les-Beaune, Burgundy. We have been working the vine and producing wine for five generations now. This wine is part of the family and is very dear to us. The first parcels of vineyard were bought by Louis Chenu in 1914 and are today worked by his great grandson Louis Chenu with the help of his wife and daughters.
Works & seasons
We ourselves carry out the work on the vine over the course of the seasons (pruning, burning the vine shoots, tillage, pulling back, trimming back, treatments and green harvesting), as well as the actual production of the wine (topping up, racking and fining). The harvest is done by hand and takes approximately a week. Our winemaking process is traditional: the grapes are de-stemmed, crushed, cold-macerated for a few days then trodden down on a daily basis. The process of fermentation is carried out naturally at low temperatures. After a period of 2 weeks in vats, the wines are brought to the cellar and aged over 18 months. Whenever possible, the red wines are not filtered.