Simon Bize Savigny-Les-Beaune Shirokuro 2018
Splits the difference between a really light Rose and tropical veering White Burgundy. Strawberry and lavender meets apricot and the hint of pineapple. Super tart green apple at the front but then a savory nuttiness as the wine matriculates. Beautiful grape tannins. Pair like a red wine, for sure, but sip like a white! Don’t know I’ve ever had anything like this.”
Chisa Bize was the wife of Patrick Bize who died very unexpectedly about 7 years ago. Chisa was a Tokyo banker before falling in love with Patrick and switching her life around to become a grape farmer’s wife so when she was forced to take over the estate, it was from a very different perspective, the Shirokuro being a great example. This is direct pressed Pinot Noir, so Pinot Noir made into a white wine!
JT Robertson, Le Du Wines