2014 Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot Savigny-lès-Beaune

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Jean-Michel took over the family business in 1982, and his wines are known as great values out of Burgundy's Savigny-les-Beaune appellation. On the palate this wine shows a soft, medium body with ripe tannin and good acidity giving shape to it. Although this wine is showing beautifully right now, you can look forward to checking in on it in five years to see how it progresses.

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Staff Image By: Ivan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/19/2017 | Send Email
Classic, varietally correct Pinot Noir in essence, the 2014 Savigny les Beaune is a magnificent offering for Pinot fans everywhere. A core of bright red raspberries and cherries is layered with loam, mushroom, and tea leaves, handily expressing this varietal's potential for a fraction of the price of most Burgundy this quality. Pair this with cedar-plank salmon or pork tenderloin medallions.

Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/7/2016 | Send Email
For those that love Burgundy and those that are curious to try it this is a wonderful wine. It is elegant, nuanced and subtle with cherry like flavors and a nice dry finish. It is ready to drink now and will go well with chicken and pork dishes.

Staff Image By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/18/2016 | Send Email
Crunchy raspberry plus so much earthiness, the 2014 Giboulot is a lively but elegant Pinot Noir at an unbelievable price. This just feels like classic Burgundy: all forest floor and bright red fruit, lean through the palate with enough spice on the finish to stand up to food. I was so impressed with this wine that I took a bottle home immediately after trying it, and expect it to make many future appearances at my table.

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.