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Producer Spotlight: Fanny Sabre

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Fanny Sabre continues to trail-blaze as the Côte d’Or’s ones-to-watch, producing amazing wines with minimal intervention. Explore her coup de cœur and a premier Premier Cru vineyard, through a trio of beauties from Beaune.

  • Fanny Sabre Beaune Clos des Renardes 2020 | Chardonnay
  • Fanny Sabre Beaune Clos des Renardes 2020 | Pinot Noir
  • Fanny Sabre Beaune 1er Cru ‘Chouacheux’ 2018| Pinot Noir

Fanny Sabre Beaune Clos des Renardes Blanc

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2020

Array of ripe stone fruit flavours, with a light smoky reductive note and touches of sweet spice.

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Despite being her most recent addition to the domaine, Beaune Clos des Renardes remains as Fanny’s ‘coup de cœur’—“absolute favourite”. After falling in love with the parcel, she sees amazing potential for both its whites and reds. 

The plot is surrounded by forestation, with wild flowers growing throughout. It sits above the Premier Crus of Beaune, approximately halfway between the north and south of the city’s delineation. The vines are between 40 to 50 years old, on clay-limestone soil. 

Fanny’s gentle approach in the winery comes in the form of light pressing via pneumatic press, fermentation by natural yeasts, then ageing in older 500L neutral French oak. She’s not a fan of overworking her whites, stirring the wine just once during its time in barrel, while staying away from racking the wine. Across Fanny’s wines, she bottles them unfined & unfiltered with just a touch of sulphur.

 

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Fanny Sabre Beaune Clos des Renardes Rouge

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy
When — 2020

Dark red fruits melded with a savoury edge and wild flowers, over paper-fine tannins. 

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Despite being her most recent addition to the domaine, Beaune Clos des Renardes is Fanny’s ‘coup de cœur’—”absolute favourite”. After falling in love with the parcel, she sees amazing potential for both its whites and reds. 

The plot is surrounded by forestation, with wild flowers growing throughout. It sits above the Premier Crus of Beaune, approximately halfway between the north and south of the city’s delineation. The vines are between 40 to 50 years old, on clay-limestone soil. 

The wine is put through 5 days of maceration before fermentation and ageing in 400L barrels, for over a year in oak. A delicate hand through fermentation and elevage results in a wine of purity and expression, combined with the old vines’ complexity and depth, with an elegant and layered palate.  

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Fanny Sabre Beaune 1er Cru Chouacheux

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Sappy red currants and wild cherries, balanced by touches of spice—and a deep minerality that runs through the palate.

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The name ‘Chouacheux’ comes from the local Burgundian pronunciation of the old French Sausseux (“place planted with willows”) and accurately describes its previous wooded and shrubby vegetation covering. The climat lies towards the southern end of Beaune, nearing the border with Pommard, not far from Beaune’s famed Clos des Mouches. The clay-limestone soils hold a higher degree of iron, resulting in a redder colour. 

Fanny’s approach in the cellar remains true: gentle handling through fermentation, followed by ageing in older oak to avoid any harsh oaky thumbprints upon the fruit. It spends around 15 months in barrel before bottling, with just a touch of sulphur added for stability.

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Description

Fanny Sabre did not initially plan on being a winemaker. It was only during her university study of law that her father’s demise in 2006 facilitated her return to the family domaine—where she discovered her love for working both in the vines and cellar. 

Under the initial guidance of natural wine guru Philippe Pacalet, she began farming the estate organically. The 4.5 hectare domaine is now farmed entirely organically, eschewing the use of herbicides and pesticides with manual ploughing between rows. With over a dozen different cuvées produced, quantities are painfully small and highly sought after by a loyal following of Burgundy-lovers around the world. Fanny’s style manages to balance a deft touch in the cellar with only the most minimal of intervention, ultimately enhancing individual terroir expression.  

Her work across the Côte de Beaune represents an exciting current of what is taking place. Her meticulous farming methods combined with intelligent work in the cellar truly deserves all this attention.

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Fanny Sabre Beaune Clos des Renardes Blanc

What — Chardonnay
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2020

Array of ripe stone fruit flavours, with a light smoky reductive note and touches of sweet spice.

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Despite being her most recent addition to the domaine, Beaune Clos des Renardes remains as Fanny’s ‘coup de cœur’—“absolute favourite”. After falling in love with the parcel, she sees amazing potential for both its whites and reds. 

The plot is surrounded by forestation, with wild flowers growing throughout. It sits above the Premier Crus of Beaune, approximately halfway between the north and south of the city’s delineation. The vines are between 40 to 50 years old, on clay-limestone soil. 

Fanny’s gentle approach in the winery comes in the form of light pressing via pneumatic press, fermentation by natural yeasts, then ageing in older 500L neutral French oak. She’s not a fan of overworking her whites, stirring the wine just once during its time in barrel, while staying away from racking the wine. Across Fanny’s wines, she bottles them unfined & unfiltered with just a touch of sulphur.

 

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Fanny Sabre Beaune Clos des Renardes Rouge

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy
When — 2020

Dark red fruits melded with a savoury edge and wild flowers, over paper-fine tannins. 

+ Read More

Despite being her most recent addition to the domaine, Beaune Clos des Renardes is Fanny’s ‘coup de cœur’—”absolute favourite”. After falling in love with the parcel, she sees amazing potential for both its whites and reds. 

The plot is surrounded by forestation, with wild flowers growing throughout. It sits above the Premier Crus of Beaune, approximately halfway between the north and south of the city’s delineation. The vines are between 40 to 50 years old, on clay-limestone soil. 

The wine is put through 5 days of maceration before fermentation and ageing in 400L barrels, for over a year in oak. A delicate hand through fermentation and elevage results in a wine of purity and expression, combined with the old vines’ complexity and depth, with an elegant and layered palate.  

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Fanny Sabre Beaune 1er Cru Chouacheux

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Sappy red currants and wild cherries, balanced by touches of spice—and a deep minerality that runs through the palate.

+ Read More

The name ‘Chouacheux’ comes from the local Burgundian pronunciation of the old French Sausseux (“place planted with willows”) and accurately describes its previous wooded and shrubby vegetation covering. The climat lies towards the southern end of Beaune, nearing the border with Pommard, not far from Beaune’s famed Clos des Mouches. The clay-limestone soils hold a higher degree of iron, resulting in a redder colour. 

Fanny’s approach in the cellar remains true: gentle handling through fermentation, followed by ageing in older oak to avoid any harsh oaky thumbprints upon the fruit. It spends around 15 months in barrel before bottling, with just a touch of sulphur added for stability.

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