2015 Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Gravains"

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Jean-Michel is the third Giboulot to head the family estate in Savigny-les-Beaune, having resided over the twelve hectares in Beaune, Pommard, and Savigny since 1982. Recently making the conversion over to organic farming, the wines have become fresher and rounder thanks to more destemming as well. The 2015 vintage might be the best we've yet tasted from the portfolio, one that we've been working with directly now for a number of years.

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Staff Image By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2017 | Send Email
2015 Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru "Aux Gravains" is bursting with aromas of strawberry and raspberry preserves. Silky and smooth it glides on your palate. Fresh cherry, earthy notes and pronounced minerality creates incredibly complex flavor profile. Wine keeps changing over the time in a decanter and opens up with more nuances: baking spice, floral notes and hints of cinnamon.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/17/2017 | Send Email
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! One whiff of this wine, one little sip as well, is all it will take for you to get back in your car, drive over to K&L, and buy a solid case of this wine. This is one of the most exciting mid-range red Burgundies to hit our store in years. The nose is a flurry of baking spices and ripe black cherry, while the palate carries those flavors further with a lushness and silkiness that you only get in riper years like 2015. Load up. Back up the truck. Do whatever you need to do to find a few extra bucks.

Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/15/2017 | Send Email
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If you need proof as to why many Burgundy fanatics are looking at Savigny-les-Beaune as the new center of Burgundy values then all you need to do is try the 2015 Giboulot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru "Aux Gravains". Loaded with cherry, cinnamon and floral aromas the palate is packed with bright cherry, hibiscus and spice notes. Great length, fine tannins and zippy acidity round out this stellar offering.
Top Value! Drink from 2017 to 2030

Staff Image By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/14/2017 | Send Email
Here's a totally beautiful expression with aromas of violet and spice. The mid-palate is ripe with generous black cherry fruit showing a gravelly layer of minerality with fleshy body and chewy tannins. There's nice volume, power and balance here proving that Premier Crus can still be affordable and make amazing food partners. Super recommended!

Staff Image By: Trey Beffa | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/8/2017 | Send Email
Of Giboulot’s single vineyard Savigny’s, "Aux Gravains" is probably my favorite. 1/3 of the grapes used for this wine are whole cluster pressed, which adds a bit of grip and complexity to the wine. The fruit is explosive in the mouth with a sweet, juicy middle core which is balanced with structure and acidity. Tannins on the finish are velvety and the finish is long.

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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.


- 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.