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Accent on Wine NZD 93.95 750ml
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Dom Simon Bize 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A subtle smoke tone accentuates the core of grapeviney, rocky, grapey fruit with background tones of limestone. Front loaded with youthfully grapey fruit that yeilds to the lovely, stemmy tannins as they emerge on the mid-palate. Crisp and focused with good limestone cut and a touch of taut grapeleaf in the mouth with lovely balance and a touch of licorice spice that leads to the finish which is a touch short at this point. 91pts

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Simon Bize:
Our principal concern is to harvest grapes with good acidity and sufficient ripeness. Coming as close as possible to the perfect balance between ripeness and acid levels is the base of our work. As is the case for our reds, our goal is to make precise, delicate wines, representative of their terroirs. White grapes are immediately pressed upon arrival at the winery then the must is pumped to t... Read more
Our principal concern is to harvest grapes with good acidity and sufficient ripeness. Coming as close as possible to the perfect balance between ripeness and acid levels is the base of our work. As is the case for our reds, our goal is to make precise, delicate wines, representative of their terroirs. White grapes are immediately pressed upon arrival at the winery then the must is pumped to tank where it is cooled if necessary to 12° C to encourage natural sedimentation. After roughly 12 hours the must is débourbé: the bourbe or heavy lees have deposited at the base of the tank. Only the fine, clear lees are kept and will nourish the wine throughout the barrel-aging period, until they are racked. This step is very important. The decanted must is put directly into barrels in the cellar where alcoholic fermentation begins naturally three to four days later. The alcoholic fermentation lasts for an average of four to six weeks at a more or less stable temperature of 20°C to 24°C. We consider that a wine is dry when it contains less than 3g/litre of residual sugar. The wines are aged in barrel from six to 12 months, depending on the appellation. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Dom Simon Bize

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
11/11/2008

A subtle smoke tone accentuates the core of grapeviney, rocky, grapey fruit with background tones of limestone. Front loaded with youthfully grapey fruit that yeilds to the lovely, stemmy tannins as they emerge on the mid-palate. Crisp and focused with good limestone cut and a touch of taut grapeleaf in the mouth with lovely balance and a touch of licorice spice that leads to the finish which is a touch short at this point. 91pts


External Reviews for Dom Simon Bize

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from Burgundy in France. 2005 Domaine Simon Bize et Fils Savigny les Beaune les Vergelesses 750ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
05/23/2008

Regarded by his peers as the finest wine maker in Savigny, Bize is one of Burgundy's best wine makers period.


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/25/2008

Quite a step up in structure and concentration, a real change of gear after the elegant Savigny. This has a fine, muscular body with a brooding wild, almost animal finish. Intense, serious.



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