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Simon Bize Bourgogne “Perrieres” Rouge 2015

This is a single site Bourgogne level wine from a very well respected and elevated site looking down on the village of Savigny les Beaune itself. The word “perrieres”, a common vineyard name, refers to the limestone stones and rocks.
I remember showing the 2009 at a tasting seminar (organised by me, and presented by Nick Stock and Jasper Morris MW), and the comments from Jasper that were echoed in the room, were that it was equal to a “villages” wine, and this particular wine, year in - year out, drank like a level higher.
This and the neighbouring vineyard, Champlains,  hold a special place in the psyche of the family as this is where several Bize’s are resting eternally.
Bize Perrieres (as with all Bize reds)  is always fermented with as many whole bunches as the vintage and the health of the berries will allow, in the case of 2015, 100%. This stem inclusion imbues the wine with extra “furry” tannin, texture, sappy / balsam / fragrant herbal tea and Asian spice nuances; but it also takes away some colour brightness and some of the youthful appeal of the wine. BUT, the wines are very stable and age-worthy, and other wines from other producers (including the bright purple fruit bombs) more often than not, catch up and end up ageing quicker.
This is as firm and densely-packed as any Perrieres, that I have ever tasted, a tightly coiled spring of dark cherry, spice and power, however it hasn’t lost the lovely pinot essence.
Buy this to drink, or keep for a few years at least. 

Offer ID: Day8Christmas

Country:  Australia
State/Province:  Burgundy
Variety:  Pinot Noir
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