Sandwiched between Corton and the town of Beaune, lies the pretty agricultural village of Savigny. Poised on fairly exposed flat land, north-east of Beaune, and encompassing around 500 hectares, of which 140 hectares are Premier Cru, situated on the north and southern side of the little river Rhoin. They are the backbone of this charming commune. The wines are softer in nature, with the Premier Crus on the south featuring more clay, sandstone and marl, whilst the vineyards on the north consist of more Oolitic limestone, marl and iron rich soils, making a softer, gentler red wine. Like all things Burgundian, knowledge of the grower is key, and the best growers have vineyards on both sides, separating the crop into individual parcels and fermenting separately, to ensure each climat and slope gains its own individuality and expression.