Alex Gambal arrived to France in 1993 from the United States. Shortly after, he founded “Maison Alex Gambal” in 1997. It took a mere 20 years for the Domaine to build its astounding reputation in Burgundy, making it one of the region’s finest family-made wines. Located between the Montagne de Corton and Beaune, the winegrowing area of Savigny-les-Beaune covers both sides of the Rhoin (a small river) valley, as well as the upper part of the alluvial fan which originates from it.
This Savigny from the locality named “Grands Picotins” is produced by the Domaine. This plot of vines located on the way to the village of Savigny, lies upon very pebbly soils. The vines are on average 35-40 years old, certified organic, yielding 15 hl/ha. The vines are east facing, planted on brown-limestone soil.
The grapes are hand-harvested, sorted and 100% de-stemmed. The fruit ferments in stainless steel tanks for about 17 days, with repeated punch downs and pump overs. The grapes are then pressed off into oak barrels (50% new) via gravity flow. Maturation in barrels lasts 14 months, including malo-lactic fermentation.
This wine shows vivid ruby colors with garnet red tints. The nose presents violet, pepper and hints of toast. The palate is silky and full bodied, with flavors of red fruit. This wine can be enjoyed young or aged for a couple years in bottle.
Pair this wine with braised duck breast or poached salmon for mouthwatering experience.