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Wines of Burgundy / Bourgogne

The best known terroirs in Burgundy are :


The village of Chablis produces the white wine of the same name, one of the most famous in France. It is brisk, fruity, very dry and with a refreshing acidity. Chablis is grown on limestone.

Côtes de Nuit

The Côte de Nuits are just south of Dijon. Red Côte de Nuits are robust and elegant. Their bouquet is intense and fragrant. The villages producing Côte de Nuits are Chambertin, Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée (see Romanée-Conti) and Nuits Saint-Georges.

Côte de Beaune

The Côte de Beaune begins just a few kilometers south from Nuits Saint-Georges, around the village of Ladoix.

Red Côte de Beaune are noticeable for their aroma and their warm bouquet. They have a tendency to a slightly lighter body and a quicker maturation than the Côtes de Nuits.

The white wines are straw-yellow, robust, thick and smooth, very dry.

The reputed villages are Aloxe-Corton, Savigny, Pommard, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay.

The viticultural center is Beaune. The "Hospices de Beaune", charity hospital founded in 1443 is here. The Hospices wines are sold on auction-sale every year just after the harvest. It is one of the major events of the French wine calendar.

Hautes-Côtes de Beaune is an appellation of its own, west of Côte de Beaune, producing a firm red wine and a mellow white wine.

Côte Châlonnaise et Mâcon

Red wines of the Côte Châlonnaise are pleasant but the district is better known for its white wines. They are light, pleasant and charming. The best liked white wines are Mercurey, Mâcon, Mâcon Supérieur and Mâcon Village and above all Pouilly-Fuissé.

About Burgundy :
Wines of Burgundy
- Wines of Beaujolais - Bourgogne Wine Map - Classification in Bourgogne / Burgundy - List of 33 Burgundy Grands Crus - Romanée Conti - Bourgogne wine geography - Bourgogne wine history - Wine making in Burgundy - Wines of Burgundy and food - Buy Bourgogne wines - Burgundy / Bourgogne main page

Wines from Burgundy :
Bourgogne aoc - Bourgogne Aligoté - Chablis - Côte de Nuits - Gevrey Chambertin - Clos Vougeot - Vosne Romanée - Nuits Saint Georges - Côte de Beaune - Corton - Pommard - Volnay - Meursault - Chassagne Montrachet - Mercurey - Macon - Givry - Pouilly Fuissé - Rully - all Burgundy wines

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Pierre Henry Gagey, Louis Jadot

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- Bordeaux - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc-Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West




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