The commune of Savigny les Beaune is located between Aloxe Corton and Pernand Vergelesses, in the north of the Côte de Beaune. Savigny produces mainly red wines (90%) under the village and premier cru appellations. The vineyard of “les Guettes” is located south, south-east, and is situated between 220 and 360m. The chalk soil is gravely and stony. “Les Guettes” lies in the middle of the commune, near the village of Savigny. The name, related to the verb “guetter,” meaning “to watch over,” may have to do with this vineyard’s position high on the slope. Exposed due south, its iron-rich soils yield ripe, substantial, yet stylish wines. White Savigny is rare and elegant. 2009 is a pinnacle vintage.