2019 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Savigny-les-Beaune Les Vergelesses Premier Cru
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2019 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Savigny-les-Beaune Les Vergelesses Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$94. 99
$1139.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine is one of the true quiet achievers in Burgundy, where they produce outstanding wines from their home in the picturesque hamlet of Pernand-Vergelesses, just north of Beaune. It's perhaps this setting, away from the feverish scouring of wines further north in the Cote de Nuits, that has allowed the domaine to fly under the radar. Certainly it has meant these wines can be found for a fraction of what we're now accustomed to seeing from Burgundy.

The domaine is under the guidance of fifth generation winemaker and owner Christine Gruere-Dubreuil, who has been joined recently by her daughter Clémentine. While they farm vineyards as far south as Volnay and Pommard, much of their production is centred around Pernand, including excellent sites on the Corton grand cru hillside, along with the leading premier cru of Savigny-les-Beaune; Les Vergelesses. All reds are 100% destemmed before spending 12-15 months in barrel, with 35% new wood used on the grand cru wines to around 15% maximum on the remainder of their range.

Other Reviews....
A very ripe nose combines notes of poached plum, earth, spice and mocha. The plush, round and equally ripe flavors conclude in a robust, overtly powerful and rustic finish where noticeable warmth slowly emerges. Drink through 2026+.
89 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2019 Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Vergelesses 1er Cru Rouge possesses one of the higher-toned aromatics, offering upfront, well-defined raspberry, briar and sous-bois scents. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple opening, smooth and harmonious. Touches of cassis surface toward a finish that is almost Aloxe-Corton in style. Plush and attractive. Drink 2022-2032.
89-91 points
Neal Martin - Vinous