Ampeau Savigny Les Beaune Lavieres 1999
Domaine Robert Ampeau is unique in bottling its wines up early then ageing the wine in bottle, released when deemed ready for drinking. As they do the ageing themselves in bottle it also means a lot of energy and effort is spent on sourcing only the best quality of cork. The wines are fermented, without stalks, in cement cuves followed by ageing in barriques (largely used oak) for 10 months. The wines are usually bottled the summer following the harvest.
The cellar here is wonderful, an impressive sea of mature bottles that will offer some of the greatest Burgundian drinking experiences you will have. This is truly one of the regions great treasures.