The Guillemot family has been working vines in Savigny lès Beaune for eight generations. Since 1947 Domaine Pierre Guillemot (now run by Jean-Pierre) has been based in Savigny lès Beaune, as are all their vineyard holdings except one, a 0.30-hectare parcel in the Grand Cru of Corton ‘Le Rognet’ acquired in 1999. The parcel is located on the east facing side of the hill of Corton. If you have never seen this hillside bump in the Côte de Beaune do a Google search for ‘Hill of Corton’ and check out the images. The Grand Cru wines produced from this geologic oddity are highly sought after by collectors and there is partial overlap of the AOCs in both red and white wines, among them Corton (reds), Corton-Charlemagne (whites) and Charlemagne (whites). All the grapes are de-stemmed before fermentation which occurs in wooden cuves. The Corton is aged in 10%-20% new oak for 18 months and then spends another six months in bottle before release.