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Savigny-lès-Beaune, Les Lavières is 17.66-hectare Premier Cru climat in the wine commune Savigny-lès-Beaune,   situated in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune.  The vineyard is situated just east  of Aux Gravains in the Pernand sector of the appellation, north of the Rhoin River on the hillside descending from Bois Noël. Facing south from an elevation of 260 to 280 meters, the thin (30 cm) and brown sandy soil contains many rocks and flagstones.

The vineyard name, “Les Lavières”refers to the many flagstones in the soil. The Carmelite Order acquired 10 oevreés of  Les Lavières in 1665.

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