The 2017 Savigny-lès-Beaune Dessus Les Gollardes Blanc is showing well after a year in bottle, revealing scents of pear, Meyer lemon, white flowers and fresh pastry. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and more structured than the open-knit 2018, with chalky grip and lively acids. - William F Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
It’s no secret that here at Somm Cellars we love Domaine Pierre Guillemot; they make wines that are expressive, delicate (even in warmer years like ‘18) and astonishingly undervalued. They also happen to make one of the more interesting White Burgundies that you are likely to come across in your exploration of the region. It issues from a South-facing high-slope limestone-littered vineyard tucked deep into the valley that splits the appellation Savigny. The 70% Pinot Gouges (Pinot Blanc clonal selection made by Henri Gouges of the namesake domaine) and 30% Chardonnay that make up the wine were planted in 1955 by Vincent’s grandfather. The wine ages very well as recent tastings of the trio of vintages ‘10, ‘11 and ‘12 have shown (you’ll have to ask Daniel about the proper old stuff!)
The 2017 Dessus les Gollardes has a sprightly orchard fruit dominated nose with a touch of orange blossom. It has plenty of freshness on the nicely layered and noteworthily unctuous mid-palate. There’s a touch of texture here which seems only to elongate and add interest to this unusual wine. It’s expansive mineral-laden pear juice that leaves an impression of honeycomb. The only availability for this superb 2017 vintage.