Over the ages the Savigny-lès-Beaune vineyards have belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy, the clergy, the Knights of Malta, and local gentry. Les Marconnets is in a splendid location on the Beaune side of the steep hillside. The soil, though calcareous further down the hill, is sandy and pebbly here, rich in iron, ideal for our oldish vines. "Lick your lips three times and pay this wine a complement", as they used to say about Savigny wine. The advice is still valid today, given the lively nature of this "nourishing, theological, morale-boosting" wine.