1er Cru Les Peuillets
Balance and maturity are the two words that come to mind when Savigny’s vineyards are mentioned.
They are located three kilometres north of Beaune.
Savigny’s vineyards form a V-shape and are located at the meeting place of a valley and the plain, offering some of the most picturesque scenery in the Côte d’Or. These vineyards are of ancient lineage. For much of their history, they belonged to the domaine of the Dukes of Bourgogne, to neighbouring religious houses, or to the Knights of Malta. An imposing 14th century castle testifies to the appellation's aristocratic qualifications.
The plot "Les Peuillets" is juxtaposed with the vineyard of Beaune, at an altitude of 250 meters. This vine is planted on gentle slopes, and near the Rhoin river.
The origin of the name "Peuillet" would be a derivative of the old French: Pol which means the pond, the pond or the marsh. Former swampy area.
Grape variety: pinot noir
Soils: clay-limestone and sandy.
Surface area under vine: 0.1587 ha
Pruning: Guyot system
Yield: 49,5 hL/ha
Average age of the vines: 50 years old.