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Savigny-lès-Beaune La Dominode

Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France

While Savigny-lès-Beaune is generally known for its lighter Pinot Noir wines (lighter, that is, than those produced further south on the Côte d’Or), the Premier Cru of La Dominode has earned a reputation for producing nobly structured, full-bodied and long-ageing wines. Arguably it is the best vineyard site within the appellation.

La Dominode is located within the Premier Cru of Hautes Jarrons on the northeast-facing slopes of Mont Battois. The vineyard overlooks the Grand Cru of Corton and is planted on sandy, pebbly calcareous soils.

The Pinot Noir wines of this vineyard are notable for their more or less consistent balance between structure, fleshy fruit and fine minerality. Producers to look out for with land holdings in this relatively large Premier Cru include Domaine Bruno Clair, Domaine Patrick Bize and Domaine Pavelot