Guillemot’s Savigny-Serpentières is a light bulb wine. Over the years here at Dedalus it has been responsible for turning more people into Burgundy nuts than any other wine we sell. Sure, it’s a great value. But it’s also exceptionally good Premier Cru red Burgundy. It has a cool, nervy elegance to it with aromatics of crushed red cherries, macerated strawberry, and rose petal floating about a smoky, earthy undercurrent of truffles and black tea. This is delicious, lip-smacking Pinot Noir. You can enjoy it right out of the gate. Here’s the thing, though. It also ages very well. Recently at the domaine I had the opportunity to taste the ’76, and it was fresh as a daisy, complex, delicious and totally mesmerizing. I can’t think of another red Burgundy in this price range that’ll do that! Buy a few bottles for now, and a few to enjoy over the next 10 years.
The Guillemot family has been farming the land around the little village of Sauvigny for 8 generations. Their history is intimately connected to the history of these vineyards. They know the soils and the old vines that spring from them. This connection - and the deep care that comes with it - accounts for the real beauty of their wines. Every bottling from this domaine speaks to its terroir. Every bottle is a little treasure, made by hand, by a family that identifies itself with the wines they craft.