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If one Pinot Noir-focused Champagne name has emerged onto the scene with the greatest impact over the last couple of years, it's undoubtedly Frederic Savart. With only 4 hectares in the Montagne de Reims, Savart's style is one which has won over his fervent fan base in sweeping fashion, seemingly overnight. Rarely do a range of these cuvées escape the New York restaurant scene, but...
Enthusiasm is not something capable of being contained by Frederic. He's happy when he meets you, and he's really happy when you see what's up in the glass. He's avid about ensuring we understand terroir expression is the primary objective. But, unlike many who walk that high road, he brings a flair and delicious factor that's compelling immediately.
Located in the Premier Cru village of Ecueil, Savart's parcels have a distinct sandy topsoil above clay and chalky bedrock. Certainly this is part of the story to why finesse is the first thing you recognize. But, in the cellar, larger format aging in wood brings an oxidative influence that's really about soft contours of texture, and not about flavor of wood. Waxing poetic, easy. Executing, very difficult.
Savart's Champagnes remind me of that rare breed which makes their brilliance known upon first sip, no matter the taster. They are low in dosage and brimming with energy, yet each cuvée has a unique luscious fruit profile that's completely intoxicating. Each bottling is drastically different from the next in reflection of terroir, something that's clearly at the root of Fred's obsessive focus on site, above all.
The majority of the cuvées today are available in very tiny quantities. The L'Accomplie was one of the greatest surprises thus far. I've revisited this wine several times on the trip and it's undoubtedly one of the greatest values in Champagne today, holding its own with cuvées 2x the price. I thought it would be fun to offer some seriously sharp pricing on mixed 4-Packs so you can start to see what the Savart fanfare is all about.
|Wine Type||Sparkling White|
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|
|Appellation||Montagne de Reims|