Maison Alex Gambal, Savigny-lès-Beaune (Burgundy, France) “Grand Picotins” 2012

($50, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill): Savigny-lès-Beaune, a small village just north of Beaune, is a good source for authentic Burgundy.  Alex Gambal, an American who is one of Burgundy’s rising stars, makes elegant and refined wines under the guidance of his winemaker, Geraldine Godot.  She joined he Gambal team in 2009 and is responsible, in large measure, for the leap in quality of his wines.  This village wine is just one example of her talents.  Very pure and lacey, it conveys the magic of Burgundy.  Fine to drink now its sublime fruitiness will be transformed into even more complexity with a few years of bottle age.
91 Michael Apstein Mar 25, 2014