Savart, Champagne Brut Premier Cru "L'Accomplie", NV

$74.99
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.
100% Pinot Noir from the village of Ecueil. The blend is 70% 2018, 10% 2016, and 20% 2015. Fermented 1/2 in neutral barrel, 1/2 in stainless steel, the older vintages go through malolactic fermentation, while the younger are still full of the stiffer, green apple tartaric acid. Still one of the best deals in Champagne, fuller body, soft edges, but with a tight core and minimal dosage.
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Savart

It is only in recent times that Champagne Savart has begun to get a lot of buzz, since 2005, when Frédéric Savart took over the reins. As Alder eludes to in the quote above, this is a producer that deserves your attention.

The great thing about Grower Champagnes is that we can talk about places. Today we are just south of Reims in the Montagne de Reims. The name of the village is Écueil. Most of the soils are sandy, and Pinot Noir prevails. Here and there you also find strains of chalky soils, and so Savart also grows a little Chardonnay.

One village over is another place: Villiers-aux-Noeuds. Anyone who pays extra close attention to this newsletter will know that this village is home to the great Emmanuel Brochet, who works a fine site called Mont Benoît. It turns out that Savart also has holdings in Mont Benoît. It’s a little chalkier than Écueil, but still pretty friendly to Pinot Noir, which is what Savart grows there.

In the cellar, Savart follows a non-interventionist recipe that includes stainless steel fermentation, aging in barrel, and a laissez-faire attitude towards malolactic fermentation. These are not fruit-forward Champagnes but wines of salinity, soil, and rock. That’s why those wine geeks are so excited!

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 91
"The NV L’Accomplie is a blend of equal parts 2015 and 2014, 80% Pinot Noir (from Ecueil and Villers-aux-Noeuds) and 20% Chardonnay from (Ecueil). Bright Chardonnay notes play off the natural resonance of the Pinot in this super-expressive, impeccably balanced Champagne from Savart. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. Disgorged:"

Robert Parker

RP 94
"The latest release of Savart's NV Extra Brut Premier Cru L'Accomplie is based on the 2015 and 2016 vintages, and it was disgorged in October 2018 with four gams per liter dosage. It's a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay that hails from the lower-lying part of Le Mont Benoit. Unfurling in the glass with notes of ripe Meyer lemons, red apples, lime zest, acacia honey and toasted almonds, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with a nicely concentrated and tight-knit core, terrific cut and a long, mouthwateringly chalky finish. Savart's elegant style—and the partial malolactic that some of the base wines for this cuvée see—has proven the perfect foil for the 2015 vintage base." -William Kelley

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