"Chisa Bize always produces pure wines with a very good freshness and a lovely silky texture.”
The soils of the Côte de Beaune are covered with limestone scree coming from the top of the hill, red silts deposited in the glacial era, and rocks resulting from the alteration of the underlying geological strata. Brown limestone and stony soils characterise the southern part of the Côte d'Or. At the top of slope, the soils are lean, very limestone, they enrich themselves in clay going down. There are three different hillsides: those of the Corton mountain, those of the Côte des Blancs and those of Chassagne, Santenay and Maranges.
A Passionate Lineage
Domaine Simon Bize & Fils was created in 1880 by the great grandfather Simon Bize, who owned a few vineyard parcels. The holdings are, with minor exceptions, entirely within the Savigny AOC, a mix of 1er Cru and Villages wines. Viticulture is all important here, taking care of generally old vines, without chemicals or pesticides. Winemaking is an art, making the most of low yields using traditional methods. The result is a range of wines of quality - This is without any doubt Savigny's leading domaine.