Champagne Extra Brut L’Année 2013 Savart review and tasting notes
Savart’s Champagne Extra Brut L’Année 2013 is the quintessence of Champagne, a true thoroughbred, a wine that does not accept the slightest compromise, both in the vineyard and in the cellar it can be considered as a paradigm of this great French wine.
Let’s start by saying that the blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 40 Chardonnay, with grapes produced in the heart of the appellation, in Écueil and Villers-aux-Noeuds, on the slopes of the legendary Mountain of Reims. The aging on the lees in wood alone makes it multifaceted, sumptuous, alive, highlighting a thousand facets that industrially produced Champagnes can only dream of. Not to mention that we are talking about a vintage Champagne resulting from an outstanding vintage.
The bouquet of Champagne Extra Brut L’Année 2013 Savart
The nose is a glowing kaleidoscope where the charm of Pinot Noir, the pastry scents of the yeasts and the mineral scents given by the chalk mix together to outline a grandiloquent fresco. Raspberries, orange blossom, hazelnuts, sugared almonds, roses, chinotto, mint, rocks, lemon, custard, endless flowers, you can find hundreds of perfumes, but don’t think of a confused or overbearing nose, not at all, it’s pure elegance to dictate the pace. Each perfume is inlaid in a gypsum and salt skeleton that immediately brings the mind to the sea. The variety is excellent. The depth, the credibility, the purity are touching.
What does Champagne Extra Brut L’Année 2013 Savart taste like?
In the mouth, it is rich and consistent with the nose. Everything flows, but with grace, without forcing, without ever stopping, despite the impressive structure and the fruity pulp being very fleshy, not to say carnal. Salt and lemon are there, they are just the tip of the iceberg, and they cut, they are the first approach, but it is a double blade that caresses, thanks to an evolution that made the fruit large, sumptuous and even a little decadent. Of course, there is certain oxidation that makes it melancholy and nutty, but it is at the service of the drink. It amplifies and raises the sip. It does not weigh it down. Salty finish. Don’t think of a squeeze of chalk and lime. There is much more. It is a generous, open, sunny, and fun wine, not at all locked in a line of thought, but not ungrammatical either. Indeed, oxidation is a great value.
Honestly, it is one of the most exciting and courageous Champagnes we have drunk in recent years, both for the audacity of producing a wine with an umbilical cord still welded to the terroir of the Reims Mountain. Indeed, it is a real lithograph of it. All this without giving up his own interpretation as a winemaker, not without falling into the technical dogmatism of the cellar. When spontaneity, terroir, and technique become one: poetry in a bottle.
Cost of Champagne Extra Brut L’Année 2013 Savart
110 euros: the price for a small work of art.