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Savigny-lès-Beaune, Les Jarrons is 9.35-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 on the hillside descending from Mont Battois.  Specifically, La Dominode lies  uphill from Les Narbantons, and downhill, north of Les PeuilletsLa Dominode (which is entitled to its own appellation and Premier Cru status) forms a majority 7.89-hectare  piece of Les Jarrons; excluding the La Dominode piece, Les Jarrons comprises only 1.46 hectares. Facing east, northeast from an elevation of 260 meters, the soil is sandy with some fine gravel and a bit of red clay.

The Knights of St. John of Jerusalem acquired 10 oevreés of Les Jarrons in 1665. The name, Les Jarrons, derives from a French word referring to the branches of a tree.

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