saraziniere.jpg

- Wines in Portfolio -

"CLOS DES BRUYERES" 

BOURGOGNE ALIGOTÉ

clos-des-bruyeres.jpg

Type: Dry white

Appellation: Bourgogne Aligoté

Site & Vines: a single parcel of aligoté planted approx 15 years ago.

Vinification & Elevage:  fermented and aged in stainless steel with 18 months ageing on fine lees. 

Age-ability: 5 years

Notes: Complex, round, floral and salty. Although these are relatively young vines, this Aligoté offers distinctive mineral and saline notes and a certain depth on the palate. No need for cassis in this single parcel bottling!

"LE PAVILLON" 

MÂCON-BUSSIÈRES

Pavilion.jpg

Type: Dry White

Appellation: Mâcon-Bussières

Site & Vines: Le Pavillon is a marriage of two parcels, one with 70 year old vines and the other with 15 year old vines. Both parcels sit on hard limestone which rises close to the surface and lends a distinct minerality to this wine.

100% Chardonnay

Vinification & Elevage:  It is vinified and aged entirely in stainless steel tank where it remains from 12 to 18 months on the lees before a light filtration, if needed, and bottling. 

Notes: Vintage in and vintage out this entry level bottling never fails to impress with its pronouced minerality, textural complexity, and bright acidity. Like drinking liquiefied limestone with fleshy apple and melon undertones.

CUVÉE CLAUDE SEIGNEURET

MACON-BUSSIÈRES

claude-seigneuret.jpg

Type: Dry White

Appellation: Mâcon-Bussières

Site & Vines: 4 separate parcels with a southern exposure planted by Claude Seigneuret in 1926. Own rooted, 80+ year old vines on limestone.

Vinification & Elevage:  Fermented and aged in Burgundy barrels, 10% new and the remainder from 1 to 8 years, for 12 to 18 months before fining and light filtration, if needed.

Age-ability: 10 years

Notes: Vibrant and mineral driven while gaining in complexity and depth from the old-vine fruit. 

“LA GRANGE” MACON-SERRIÈRES

la grange.jpg

Type: Dry red 

Appellation: Macon-Serrières

Site & Vines: Gamay

Vinification & Elevage:  Vinified in the traditional Burgundy style (no carbonic) and aged in stainless steel for 10-12 months.

Notes:  Upfront, brightly fruited underscored by minerality. 

LES DEVANTS

MÂCON-BUSSIÈRES

les devants vierge.jpg

Type: Dry red

Appellation: Mâcon Bussières

Site & Vines: Four separate parcels where Claude Seigneuret planted Gamay in 1926. Own rooted.

Vinification & Elevage:  Vinified in the traditional Burgundy style. The fruit is de-stemmed and ferments in open top containers, with punch downs as needed over a period of two weeks. The wine is aged in neutral barrel for up to 12 months.

Notes: Explosively aromatic with an underlying structure that could easily be mistaken for Pinot. The old vine fruit and traditional fermentation make a serious gamay that is seriously delicious.

Domaine de la Sarazinière

Mâcon Villages / Bussières

http://www.saraziniere.com/

Father and son Philippe and Guilaume Trébignaud are the 3rd and 4th generations to farm a selection of well situated parcels in the southern Mâcon with a swathe of older vines, including single old vine parcels of Chardonnay and Gamay planted in 1926 by Philippe's great uncle Claude Seigneuret. The domaine's entry level bottling averages 60 year old vines. The vines dig deep into the limestone bedrock and allow the duo to hone the racy and vibrant qualities that make their wines so compelling. 

The domaine boasts an array of single parcel bottlings, in both white and red, all of which are single varietal, each showcasing a unique terroir and purity of fruit. In true Burgundian fashion, Philippe is fascinated by the subtle differences of each parcel and it's unique exposition and works as intuitively as possible to coax out the nuanced expression of each site. Limestone subsoil is the geologicial common thread and father and son let it take center stage in each cuvée. 

They have always worked with the conviction that the only way to farm is with living soils, regularly plowed and not treated with pesticides and herbicides and fermentations are always done with native yeasts. In 2018 they began transitioning to organic certification through Eco Cert.

Domaine de la Sarazinière is in the village of Bussières, one of approximately 40 recognized villages in Mâcon-Villages. Sarazinière is the name of a small river and the surrounding lieux-dit where the domaine was created at the beginning of the 20th century. The first vines were planted in 1926 by Philippe's uncle Claude Seigneuret and those vines still go into the domaine's leading old vine cuvées - "Cuvée Claude Seigneuret" for the blanc and "Les Devants" for the rouge. The domaine's six hectares are divided between Aligoté, Chardonnay and Gamay and average 60 years old.