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Savigny-lès-Beaune, Les Narbantons is 9.49-hectare Premier Cru climat in the wine commune Savigny-lès-Beaune,   situated in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune.  The vineyard is located in the Beaune sector of Savigny,, south of the Rhoin River at the base of  the hillside descending from Mont Battois.  Specifically,  Les Narbantons lies just downhill, south of Les Jarrons. Facing east, northeast from an elevation of 250 meters, the soil is sandy and rocky.

The vineyard has been referred to as “Les Narbontons” since records have been kept and the etymology is unknown.

Noteworthy Les Narbantons  is made by Domaine Jean-Marc et Hugues Pavelot. and by Domaine Leroy.

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Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aux Gravains is 6.15-hectare Premier Cru climat in the wine commune Savigny-lès-Beaune,   situated in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune.  The vineyard is situated between Les Lavières and Aux Serpentières in the Pernand sector of Savigny, north of the Rhoin River on the hillside descending from Bois Noël. Facing south from an elevation of 260-270 meters, the soil is a sandy alluvium with an admixture of gravel and limestone scree.

The vineyard name, “Gravains”, makes reference to the fine gravel in the sandy soil.

Excellent Aux Gravains is made by Domaine Jean-Marc et Hugues Pavelot.

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Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aux Guettes is 14.08-hectare Premier Cru climat in the wine commune Savigny-lès-Beaune,   situated in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune.  Situated in the Pernand sector of Savigny, north of the Rhoin River on a steep portion of the hillside descending from Bois Noël, Aux Guettes lies just above the village of Savigny, at the northwestern end of the band of Premiers Crus. Facing south from an elevation varying between 270 and 330 meters, the sandy reddish soil is rich in clay with many protruding rocks.

The vineyard name, “Guettes”, refers to a masonry hunting blind (a “guet” in French) that lies on the uphill section of the vineyard, from which hunters can observe game unseen.

Very fine Aux Guettes is made by Domaine Jean-Marc et Hugues Pavelot.

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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.

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