Reviews 90-92 points Wine Advocate "...maybe the most elegant with blackberry and elderberry scents, and a lovely sense of mineralite here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, quite saline in the mouth with a cohesive, harmonious finish. (NM)" 90-93 points Burghound "A ripe and complex nose that consists of dark pinot fruit, red cherry, spice and plenty of earth influence is framed by moderate if not generous wood treatment. There is excellent detail to the serious and intensely mineral-driven flavors that display the classic youthful austerity of a fine Guettes on the impressively persistent finale that possesses a hint of bitter cherry. (AM)" 94 points John Gilman "The wine delivers a deep and pure bouquet of black cherries, cassis, gamebirds, espresso, dark soil tones, smoke and again, a distinctive topnote of currant leaf. On the palate the wine is focused, full-bodied and very, very precise, with a rock solid core, superb soil signature, fine-grained tannins and a very long, pure and still quite primary finish. (JG)"
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About Simon Bize
Under the meticulous leadership of Chisa Bize, who trained with biodynamic luminary Anne-Claude Leflaive, the domaine has been gradually integrating biodynamic practices. Their most experimental parcel, Les Serpentières, along with Corton Charlemagne, exemplify the drive to cultivate even the most challenging plots biodynamically. Presently, five hectares are managed under this method, limited only by the capacity of their biodynamic preparations.
A unique feature of their winemaking process is the affinity for whole cluster fermentation for reds, often incorporating entire grape bunches, though this varies based on the cuvée of the season. The judicious use of oak, rarely surpassing 30%, ensures that the wine's terroir sings clearly. Their premier crus like Aux Guettes, Les Talmettes, and the mighty Aux Vergelesses benefit from minimal intervention: rare fining or filtration and limited new oak exposure, resulting in wines that are both plush and authentically Savigny-lès-Beaune in character.
Renowned for their wines' outstanding consistency, especially under Chisa's stewardship, Domaine Simon Bize’s offerings showcase immediate appeal while also possessing an uncanny ability to age gracefully. The harmony and longevity of their wines, from the Bourgogne Rouge Les Perrières to the Grand Cru Latricières-Chambertin, are testimonies to their unparalleled craftsmanship of Burgundy wines.