The Pavelots have been cultivating vines in Savigny-les-Beaune since the French revolution, which the Domaine has more than 230 years old. The Domaine covers 13 hectares and specializes in Savigny-lès-Beaune, today the estate is managed by Hugues Pavelot. .
The domaine’s flagship, La Dominode, with 80-year-old vines in the blend make it the most completed with deepest colours wines in the entire portfolio. Pavelots make traditionally pure and classic Burgundy. There is always a solid structure behind each of these wines, good tannic with great aging potential.
"If you want to see what Savigny can do...you know where to look. Here." Neal Martin, RobertParker.com
"The Pavelot domaine is right at the top of the price/quality curve”. - The Burgundy Report
"I was quite impressed with the Pavelot 2011s, indeed this is one of the very few domaines in the Côte de Beaune where their 2011s may even be better than their 2010s." - Allen Meadows
“Touted as the leading lights of the village.” - Jasper Morris MW in Inside Burgundy
Savigny-lès-Beaune is located between the Hill of Corton and Beaune, spilt into 2 by River Rhoin, and the 1er cru are scattered located between the Beaune and Pernard sides of the commune. Though there are no Grand Crus in this village (only 22 classified Premier Crus), the Savigny wines are actually sell more than those of Beaune itself at the Hospices de Beaune.
90% of Savigny-les-Beaune wines are red, produced from Pinot Noir. They are similar in style to the red wines of Beaune, being neither as elegant as Volnay nor as powerful as Pommard. Typical Savigny reds tend to be more full-bodied and intense, with bouquet blackcurrant, cherry, raspberry and violet.