Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Savigny-lès-Beaune ‘Les Gollardes’ 2020




Savigny-lès-Beaune sits at the upper end of the Côte de Beaune and this single vineyard Chardonnay is a rare treat in an appellation better known for its reds. After picking and pressing, the juice goes straight into barrels for fermentation, with a daily stirring of the lees throughout the 10-14 days. The wine is then matured in one-third new oak barrels for 10 months prior to blending, settling and bottling.

Pale straw in colour, the nose is quite floral, a hint of honeysuckle with citrus and underlying stone fruit. Deliciously fresh on the open, melon and nectarine characters set on a fine, minerally texture, a buttery brioche aftertaste whipped clean by refreshing grapefruit on the finish.

Peak drinking 3-5 years from vintage.

  • Fine, minerally, elegant
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur

The Dufouleurs have been around a bit in Burgundy, with 14 generations involved in growing and winemaking going back to Gilles Dufouleur in 1596. Father and son Guy and Yvan, 13th and 14th generation respectively, are the current custodians, with vineyard holdings amounting to 27 hectares over eleven appellations across the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits.

Despite the 400 years + of history, these are modern wines, with head winemaker Yvan utilizing modern techniques and technology to complement generations of knowledge passed down. The wines are fresh and accessible when young, accentuating the immaculate fruit. Vineyards have been organic since 2000, with yields and quality stringently controlled by green harvesting and hand sorting of grapes after picking.

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