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Savigny-lès-Beaune AC 2011, Ez-Connardises
  • 228. Savigny-lès-Beaune AC 2011, Ez-Connardises

    Domaine Jean Féry

    100% Pinot Noir (13% alc.)

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    Ez-Connardises is a very well placed lieu-dit just to the south of the leading 1er cru of Les Lavières. Here the vines are 80 years old, and have given a deeper, richer wine with intense fruit and fine structure. For drinking now to 2019.

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Winemaker
Pascal Marchand, previously head winemaker at Comte Armand and then Domaine de la Vougeraie, Domaine Jean Féry
Location
Domaine is based in Echevronne.
Size of domaine
10 hectares in total (of which 1h for Ez Connardises)
Grape
100% Pinot Noir. 80 year old vines. Massale selection. 10,000 vines per hectare on 3309 rootstock.
Terroir
At the bottom of the hillside just below the premier cru of Les Lavières. Essentially flat with a slight tilt to the south-east. Clay and alluvial soil, overlying a fractured limestone base.
Viticulture
Have practiced organic viticulture since 1996 but moved to biodynamic viticulture in 2006. Ploughed in winter and spring. Carry out severe debudding and vendanges en vert only if necessary. No weed killers or chemicals or synthetic products of any kind. Use Bordeaux mix against oidium. Use lunar calendar to help with selection of harvest date. Hand-harvested. Yield of 34 hectos per hectare.
Vinification
Table de trie at reception of grapes pre and post destalking to ensure any green or spoiled grapes are eliminated. 100% destalked. Use natural yeasts only. 5 days cold maceration at 7 to 8°C looking for extra fruit. Pigeage during alcoholic fermentation (7 to 8 days). Then remontage during cuvaison. Total vinification time 4 weeks. Pressed by pneumatic press and press wine assembled from start. Transferred into 1/3 new, 1 and 2 year old barrels. Malos completed in barrel. Racked once after malos. 16 months in oak. Assembled, fined if needed by bentonite and filtered if necessary by kieselghur. Bottled using their own equipment.
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