2015 Domaine Michel et Joanna Écard 'Narbantons' Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru


What strikes you when you first experience Burgundy from Michel et Joanna Écard is the undeniable sensation that this is the sort of Burgundian Pinot Noir for which you’ve been searching all along. This couple’s wines are upfront and honest, captivating and convincing—truly how handmade, small-batch Burgundy should be.

Michel Écard learned the trade by working with his father, Maurice Écard , a highly respected artisan in Savigny who has since retired. Michel founded his own domaine in 2005, and it is very much a micro-operation, with Michel in the cellar and fields and his wife, Joanna, handling everything else.

Vines are cared for according to “lutte raisonée” principles, avoiding pesticides and herbicides and using indigenous yeasts for fermentation. Grapes are harvested by hand, and pressed in an old-style, upright wooden press. This rocky vineyard inspires a more Bordeaux-like profile to winemaker Michel Écard's Pinot Noir fruit, delivering more structured tannins and cassis flavors. It doesn’t get much more Burgundian than this!

Pinot Noir
Savigny-Les Beaune
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
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