Domaine Simon Bize et Fils is located in Savigny-les-Beaune in Burgundy. The history of the estate began in 1880 with Simon Bize, who began the viticulture with a few arpents of vines in the middle of the phylloxera crisis. The domain Simon Bize then passes to his son who is also called Simon, in 1918, which increases its area, then to the son of the latter (still a Simon), in 1950. Until then, the wines of the domain were not marketed on their own but entrusted to trading. From 1950, the estate began to take flight by building a portfolio of private customers, wine merchants and restaurateurs. But it is Patrick Bize, who from 1972 carries at the top the quality of his wines.
Reference to Savigny, Patrick Bize defended since his installation in 1972 a classic vision of Burgundy, far from fashions and effects of style. His sister, Marielle Grivot, took over after his passing away in 2013.
The domaine is well known for the quality of their viticulture; yields are systematically low – often around 30 hl/ha. Their principal goal is to harvest grapes with a perfect balance between ripeness and acidity in order to make precise, delicate wines that represent their terroirs. Whites are aged in between 15% - 30% new oak, while the reds are aged in little to no new oak to preserve their freshness. One of the domaine’s particularities is to work with whole clusters or partial whole clusters, based on the appellation and the vintage, which yields elegant wines of great finesse.
DOMAINE SIMON BIZE
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Savigny-Les-Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
Mild, and generally warm and temperate
Soil composed of limestone and red, pebbly clay.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
AGES OF VINES
BEHIND THE WINES
2013 marked the passing of Patrick Bize. His wife Chisa, his sister Marielle, and the entire team carry on Patrick’s ever - present goal of pursuing quality through careful and exacting work in the vines, working in harmony with nature, and striving to ensure the domain’s future in a healthy environment.