Friday, October 28, 2011

Trip to Europe (Bourgogne-France-Fall 2011)...Tasting at Domaine Pavelot

(Day 3)
Our final tasting of the day was at Domaine Pavelot in Savigny-les-Beaune.

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Since the family was on vacation to South France, their son, Pierre-Eve, hosted our tasting. He seemed so young and so charming!

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Here are the wines we tasted...

2010 Savigny-les-Beaune
2010 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, "Guettes"...20-80 year-old vines
2010 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, "La Dominode"
2009 Savigny-les-Beaune Village
2009 Aloxe-Corton Village (from Les Cras vineyard)
2009 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, "Guettes"
2009 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, Les Serpentieres"
2009 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, "La Dominode"
2008 Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, "Guettes"
2002 Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru, "Les Vergelesses"...2009 has become its last vintage, as the vineyard was given to another member of family
2010 Savigny-les-Beaune (blanc)...from 2 different parcels. Little Pinot Blanc was added

Although 2010 samples tended to be a little "shocked" since the wines were just racked recently, I could still tell how steady their wine quality is and 2010 wines will be very fine. Very nice tasting, and the last Savigny blanc made me hungry for dinner.