ABOUT THE WINERY:
Hervé Savès, together with his wife Nathalie and their son Arthur, has been at the helm of this family business which has been operating in Bouzy since 1894. That was the year in which Eugène Savès founded it, following his marriage to Anaïs Jolicoeur, daughter of a wine producer of this picturesque village in the Montagne de Reims, one of the most renowned and prestigious grand crus of Champagne. Today the domaine extends over about ten hectares planted with pinot noir in the grand cru territories of Bouzy, Ambonnay and Tours-sur-Marne, and with chardonnay always in Bouzy and in the 1er cru of Tauxières. The average age of the vines, mostly facing south and on chalky soils, is 40 years. The approach to viticulture is respectful of natural balances: herbicides and pesticides are not used between the rows. The cellar has recently been enlarged and restructured. The primary fermentations are carried out in thermoregulated steel tanks, and malolactic fermentation is not carried out to guarantee freshness and aromatic richness in the base wines. The refinement, which traditionally took place only in steel tanks, in recent years, for the precious cuvées, is also done in neutral wooden barrels, with steam-curved or lightly toasted staves. The level of cleanliness of the rooms is obsessive and all the storage and preparation areas are conditioned.