2019 Pavelot Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Aux Guettes

Burgundy, France

A racy and silky Burgundy Pinot Noir, truly expressing its terroir


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About The Wine

The Pavelot Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Aux Guettes is a lovely expression of Pinot Noir.

Coming from midway up the hill and with a southerly aspect, the grapes are ripe and full of flavour, born of old vines (35 years) growing in poor soils which now have sufficient age to impart great complexity. With a backbone of dark fruits and spice, the wine is now developing some bottle-age characters such as mushroom and earth, while the fruit still shines brilliantly against the lovely acid and low but supportive tannins.

Either drink it now or let it cellar for a few more years to let everything unfurl a bit more.

About Domaine Pavelot

Domaine Jean-Marc and Hugues Pavelot is named after the father and son team, based in and around the town of Savigny-les-Beaune, south of Dijon. The domaine concentrates mainly on Pinot Noir, at regional, village and premier cru level, as well as a grand cru site in Corton dedicated to Chardonnay.

In the vineyard, they practice approaches such as cover crops to help the soil maintain nutrients and limit the use the fertiliser.

Fermentations are carried out with natural yeasts and temperatiure control, to ensure the final wines retain theit delicate flavours and acidity.

Jean-Marc Pavelot
Jean-Marc Pavelot
Burgundy, France
Additional Info

From the Producer

AREA: 1 ha 48


TERROIR: Cru located in the middle of the hillside, very steep and facing due south. The shallow soil, calcareous in nature, is not very fertile. It is therefore quite naturally and quite regularly the lowest yield in the field. Due to its altitude (about 300 m), this land is a privileged site to "watch" Beaune and its region, hence the etymology of the place.

AGEING: 12 months in barrels – New barrel: 25%.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winter in the Domaine Pavelot vines
Winter in the Domaine Pavelot vines
Burgundy, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Here too there is a mentholated top note present on the more sauvage and forest floor nuanced aromas of red and dark currant. I very much like the sense of underlying tension suffusing the even more mineral-driven middle weight flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that buffers the very firm tannic spine shaping the beautifully long finale. This serious, austere and compact effort is quite tightly wound and a wine that is unlikely to make for especially interesting drinking young; then again, textbook Guettes rarely does." Allen Meadows (


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