The village of Savigny-Lès-Beaune (sa-vee-nyee lay BOHN) is located between Beaune and Aloxe-Corton. The Savigny-Lès-Beaune AC, which surrounds this village, is the third largest producing appellation in the Côte de Beaune. Wines from Savigny-Lès-Beaune have a reputation for generally being lighter and more elegant than the wines produced by their neighbors. Aux Vergelesses, Aux Guettes, Les Lavières, and Aux Serpentières are some of the better Premier Cru vineyards. 97 percent of production is red wine.
Elegant, red fruit, spice, earth, medium-bodied, soft tannins
Three miles north of Beaune, just northwest of Chorey-Les-Beaune
Acres Under Vine:
1,343 (356 Premier Cru, 987 of villages)