The great Pinot Noir villages in the Montagne de Reims start and end with the alphabet. On the south side you have the A’s and B’s - Ambonnay and Bouzy - and to the north, you tail off into the V’s - Verzy and Verzenay. Each of these Grand Cru villages has its own signature personality and is home to some of the top producers and
to stop the practice of malolactic fermentation; not only does Camille Savès not initiate it, they will actually stop it if it starts on its own. While I enjoy wines that do and do not undergo malolactic fermentation, the wines of Camille Savès typify the non-malolactic style and are all the better for it in my opinion. The next move Hervé made was to
vineyards makes its offering a
Camille Savès, a house that
home in Bouzy, is one of these plethora of outstanding wines.
focus on vineyard top growers and management is as earth, they ensure
Similar to many other
The domaine of Camille Savès began in 1894, when Eugène Savès married Anaïs Jolicoeur whose family had vines in Bouzy. With their marriage, the couple entered into the business of vinegrowing, but soon saw potential in making and selling their own wines. Thus, the recoltant label of Savès was created. Eugène and Anaïs’ son Louis followed in their footsteps and his son Camille did the
same – it Camille’s
is his name son Hervé
on the began
flourish and that their land is not improved for the next generation. changes that I find very impressive
only preserved but Another of Hervé’s is his installation of
climate control across the is not underground. This the grapes and wine at all
entire portion of the winery that provides optimal conditions for times: once picked and taken to
the winery, any place grapes regulated. Even the garages for
may travel is completely the vehicles are kept cool.
This practice certainly isn’t common in (especially amongst smaller producers) and dedication the family has towards their work.
Champagne it shows the
Camille Savès really began to excel under Hervé’s watch, due to a number of recent changes. Hervé’s first move was
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