Champagne Savart Current Releases
Fred Savart works with two varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, across two neighboring villages - Ecueil and Villers-aux-Noeuds. The soils of Ecueil tend to be more sand based with some clay mid-slope while Villers-aux-Noeuds is chalkier.
L'Ouverture is Fred Savart's entry level Champagne but it is far from one-dimensional. It is 100% Pinot Noir all from the village of Ecueil, half of which was fermented in mostly neutral barrel with the other half is fermented in stainless steel. The wine only sees partial malolactic fermentation. Fred doesn't guide the malolactic fermentation, instead it is the inclusion of reserve wine that goes through malolactic fermentation because it has gone more temperature swings.
The wine is in equal parts a blend of three successive vintages and aged under cork, not crown cap. Dosage is 7g/L.
"L'Accomplie" is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from both Ecueil and Villers-aux-Noeuds. The base vintage makes up 70% of the total blend with the other 30% coming from reserve wine of the two previous vintages. The wine is aged in a combination of neutral oak and stainless steel. The dosage is 5g/L.
Savart's "L'Annee" is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay and composed entirely of the vintage's first press. It is aged entirely in 500-liter barrels on lees without undergoing malolactic fermentation. Bottling occurs with no fining or filtering and the dosage is 3g/L.
Bulle de Rose NV
Fred's rosé is a rosé d'assemblage composed of 70% Pinot Noir, 22% Chardonnay, and 8% still red wine. It comes entirely from the village of Ecueil. It is fermented mostly in stainless steel, with around 20% of the blend made in neutral barrels. The dosage is 6g/L.
le mont benoit
Le Mont Benoit (made a household name by Emmanuel Brochet) is a single parcel in Villers-aux-Noeuds. Fred’s plot is 95% Pinot Noir, and 5% Chardonnay. The dosage is 3g/L.
le mont Des Chrétiens
Le Mont des Chrétiens is a lieu dit in the village Ecueil. The parcel is entirely of Chardonnay and Fred ferments and ages it in 500L barrels. The dosage is 3g/L. (Fred used to call this cuvée Dame de Coeur.)
Savart's "Expression" is Fred's most limited wine with only 400 bottles produced. It is made from 100% old-vine Pinot Noir from the lieux-dits of Aillys, Chaillots derriere, Moutier, and Gillys where the soils are argilo-calcaire. These vineyards are not far from Le Mont des Chretiens. It is fermented in 500L barrels and ages for 10 months sur lie. It is always a single vintage and zero dosage.
From the same parcels Fred sources fruit from for his L’Expression, he also makes a rose. Vinification and aging is the same, the wine fermented in 500L barrels and ages for 10 months sur lie. Like Bulle de Rose, Expression Rose is a rosé d'assemblage. It is always made from a single vintage and zero dosage.