Savigny-lès-Beaune, La Dominode is 7.89-hectare Premier Cru climat in Savigny-lès-Beaune. La Dominode actually comprises a separate climat within the larger Premier Cru climat Les Jaurrons, which is located in the Beaune sector of the appellation, south of the Rhoin River on the hillside descending from Mont Battois. Specifically, La Dominode is situated southwest and uphill from Les Narbantons, and north of Les Peuillets. Facing East from an elevation of approximately 260 meters, the soil is quite sandy with a bit of red clay and limestone scree. Many critics believe that La Dominode manifests the most typicity and excellence in Savigny-lès-Beaune.
There are two plausible etymologies for the name “Dominode“. The first is that the name comes from a previous owner, Domino de Pommard. The second explanation is that the vineyard once belonged to a grand seigneur (“lord”), the latin term for which was “dominus“.
Some of the finest La Dominode is made by Domaine Jean-Marc et Hugues Pavelot. Louis Jadot also produces a very popular example.