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Domaine Simon Bize et Fils is a truly classic Burgundian family domain: not large (22 hectares, with small plots spread across many appellations), but not too small, with production of about 7,000 cases per year; resolutely old-fashioned (wines typically feature 100% stem inclusion and discrete use of oak), and committed to making age-worthy wines from low-yielding old vines. The domaine is located in the 'truly classic' Burgundian village of Savigny-les-Beaune. If Savigny now enjoys a...
Vineyard planted in 1993 and 1996 on an eastern-facing slope. The wines display more richness, roundness, and fullness. The soil contains many rocks, as reflected in the neighboring quarries. A small altar resides here. It was constructed by the domaine team, in tribute to the Bize family.
- 90 Points -
Marc Chapleau , February 2015
Despite its modest name generic burgundy, this is a high quality white, smoky, mineral, and beeswax notes also. A lot of freshness, tone - not unlike some good windfall.See detailed press review
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Neal Martin, December 2013
The 2012 Bourgogne Blanc Les Champlains comes from vines located adjacent to “Les Perrieres” and contains 20% Pinot Beurot. It has a simple nose with citrus fruit and grass clippings that is missing just a little vigor at present. The palate is well-balanced, more complex than the nose suggests with touches of dried apricot and honeycomb towards the composed finish. Very pretty.See detailed press review