Region Burgundy

Burgundy covers the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais. From Dijon to Mâcon the wines are varietal wine, the reds are from pinot noir and the whites from chardonnay. Today known worldwide, big names contribute very strongly to the world reputation of French wines: Le Domaine de la Romanée ContiHenri JayerArmand RousseauDomaine Comte de Vogue ... The great Burgundy wines follow a hierarchical ranking based on qualitative criteria. The regional appellations, communal AOC (called "villages"), Premiers Crus (635 climats: Aux Murgers, Les Pucelles, Les Cras ...) and finally Grands Crus (33 : EchézeauxRichebourgRomanée-ContiClos des Lambrays...) are the four levels of the pyramid. It is the monks over the centuries who have shaped, studied, exploited the land and established the climats and the crus that we know today. The great vintages in Burgundy for red wines are 190619111919192819291934194519471949195919691990199620052009.

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