Among the best value appellations in Burgundy, Savigny-les-Beaune is the third biggest appellation by production in the Côte de Beaune. Two styles exist at the 1er Cru level; delicate fine boned wines produced from south-facing vineyards on the northern end of the appellation and rounder, fuller, more forward styles hailing from east-facing vineyards found in the south of the appellation. Total vineyard area is 544 ha of which 141.5 ha is 1er Cru.
Savigny rouge have a medium robe. Their elegant, rather powerful bouquet is dominated by Morello cherry, blackcurrant, and raspberry; notes of strawberry and underbrush develop after a few years of aging. They are supple, with discreet tannins, low acidity, and a light, slender body that has given them a feminine image. The premier crus are more structured, with plenty of power and character; they require longer aging.