2020 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Savigny-les-Beaune Les Vergelesses Premier Cru
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2020 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Savigny-les-Beaune Les Vergelesses Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$110. 00
$1320.00 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....
Fresh, notably ripe and expressive aromas of both red and dark berry fruit are laced by hints of warm earth, humus and a floral top note. There is again excellent volume to the concentrated, muscular and powerful medium-bodied flavors that display fine length on the robust, firm, rustic and moderately austere finish that is notably better balanced. Drink through 2030+.
91 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound

The 2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Vergelesses 1er Cru Rouge has a fairly high-toned nose, although this veers more towards the red fruit spectrum compared to the Domaine’s other cuvées this vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, finely balanced with a fresh, sous-bois-tinged finish. Very fine. Drink 2024-2038.
91-93 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

This wine is showing its paces much better, having been racked starting with a much prettier nose than the Clos Berthet. This makes a well-balanced wine, at just over 13%. Soft raspberry and a little strawberry, the acidity is in proportion and the tannins fine.
88-90 points
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy