For four generations the Pavelot family has farmed a little less than 12 hectares predominantly in Savigny Les Beaune but with a few holdings in Beaune and Corton. The majority of vines are between 200 and 400m elevation and the Pavelots make few blends - they want to express individual terrors as much as possible. Called "overachievers who tower over their neighbors" by the Wall Street Journal, the wines rarely see more than 30% new oak.
"The 2016 Savigny-l?s-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Gravains had a rather severe, withdrawn, almost curmudgeonly bouquet compared to Les Guettes. This did not quite deliver the same degree of fruit intensity. The palate is well balanced, quite tart in the mouth with more red fruit on display than the other 2016s from Pavelot (wild strawberry and raspberry), with a subtle mintiness emerging toward the linear??