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Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Aux Guettes

Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Guettes

Premier Cru


  • Cellaring

    Optimal consumption: 8 to 13 years

    Ageing potential: 15 years

  • Tasting temperature

    16°C (61-62°F)

Grape variety

Pinot Noir


Producing communes: Savigny-les-Beaune.

Site: a pretty village tucked away in a small valley north of Beaune.

The Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru Aux Guettes is located east of the village, on the steepening slope.

History & tradition: the Gallo-Roman village was called Sabinius and played an important role in the history of viticulture. The monks of Cîteaux owned vineyards in this region.
The name « Aux Guettes » derives from its high position which used to constitute an excellent lookout post.

Soil: a complex mixture of limestone pebbles, red or yellow clay and other small stones.



by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

This wine is characterized by its subtle touch of spices that combines finely with the pretty fruity expressions of pinot noir. The mouth is tasty and the grain of the tannin is fine. It is easy to pair with delicate and cleverly spiced dishes. It can be kept from 4 to 10 years.




2017 is an interesting year with a satisfactory health report of the grapes. The wines are balanced, the tannins blended and delightful. A pleasant year, already ready to drink, with gorgeous concentration.

Vintage review


Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.

Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.

Vinification: total destemming. In accordance with the terroir and the profile of the vintage, we do 2 to 3 weeks of fermentation and maceration in small open vats, marked by punching of the cap and pumping-over. The yeasts are indigenous (natural). Pressing in a vertical press. Separation of the ends of the presses based on tasting.

Ageing:  in oak barrels including 20 to 25% of new barrels.
The ageing lasts between 14 to 16 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.