Located near the northern end of the Cote de Beaune, the appellation of Savigny-les-Beaune is nestled in a valley formed by the Rhoin River and has nearly 350 hectares of vineyards, the majority of which produce Pinot Noir. There are 22 Premier Cru climats in the appellation and the 250 metres of altitude rise steeply once the vineyards leave the riverfront. Soils are typically limestone-clay, but the higher vineyards include ironstone, and the lower vineyards have pebbles and sand amongst the soil. The Pinot Noir of Savigny-les-Beaune is known for being full and rich with underlying power, deep in colour and with notes of red and black fruits, violet and spice. Only 10 percent of the vineyards are planted with Chardonnay, and the white wines of Savigny–les-Beaune are clean and pure, but with a buttery, floral note on the palate, and some citrus and flint.