The Savigny-lès-Beaune AOC
is a village appellation of Côte de Beaune in the Cote d'Or. Recognized in 1937, the Savigny-lès-Beaune AOC is only produced in the commune of the same name. It includes 22 climats classified as Savigny-lès-Beaune Premier Cru, whose names may be included after that of the appellation.
The Savigny-lès-Beaune and Savigny-lès-Beaune Premier Cru vineyards grow on slopes whose gradient is gentle at first but then steeper. Altitude varies from 250 to 400 metres. The lower slopes are an alluvial fan from the Rhoin. Higher, the geology is that of the Hill of Corton. At the Pernand-Vergelesses end, the exposure is southerly and the soils are gravelly with a scattering of ferruginous Oolite. Lower down, the red-brown limestone becomes more clayey and pebbly. Opposite, the slope looks east and the limestone soils include some sand.
Savigny-lès-Beaune and Savigny-lès-Beaune Premier Cru wines are red wines made exclusively from Pinot Noir, with a smaller production of white wines made from Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. We recommend that fans of this appellation try the wines from Domaine Leroy, Bouchard Père et Fils, Joseph Drouhin and Louis Jadot.
More informations on the website of the wines of Savigny-lès-Beaune