Domaine Rollin Pere & Fils Savigny-les-Beaune Rouge 'Aux Grands-Liards' 2020
Not a typical Savigny-lès-Beaune, this vineyard actually lies closer to the Pernand-Vergelesses premier cru Les Fichots than it does to the main swath of Savigny proper. As such, it displays a savory limestone edge more in line with Rollin’s trio of Pernand premier crus than to more classically plump and fruit-driven examples of Savigny. With notable depth from its old vines—up to 70 years of age—it presents a firm, juicy aspect, with an attractive mentholated accent to its gleamingly pure cherry fruit. Only 20% new oak is employed. This small parcel permits us the privilege of purchasing slightly more than a single barrel per year (300 bottles plus some magnums).