Hitting The Bullseye:
2017 Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Vergelesses

Posted by Ian McFadden

If you’re after red Burgundies with stony cores, finesse, and just the right amount of wildness, then this is an essential address to know.

Simon Bize makes red Burgundy exactly as we like it.

They are not blockbusters; they do not rely on power. Instead, the wines are mineral and honest, possessing a luscious rusticity and quiet sophistication.

photo of bottle of Bize Vergelesses

These are some of the most authentic, thoughtful, and often overlooked wines we know. Bize’s wines are such soulful and long-aging expressions of Burgundy that they are “must-buys.”

Bize's 2017s offer a perfect summary of what makes Simon Bize such an important producer for us. Bize's 2017 collection is incredibly strong. They are beautifully composed and possess a dazzling clarity.

Out of Simon Bize's Savigny wines, Vergelesses is always the most structured. Along with La Dominode, Vergelesses is Savigny's top site. It serves as the perfect summary of Bize's style: It has a mineral core, loads of finesse, and a touch of wildness.

I've always liked Bize's 2017 Vergelesses for its vividness, lift, and intense mineral imprint. The wine has an amazing balance, and the aromatics are beautiful, with floral and spice notes. 

The 2017 Vergelesses represents Chisa Bize at the height of her powers. It is not to be missed.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits

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