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The vineyards of Burgundy

The vineyards of Burgundy form a rich and complex whole. Three ‘departments’ from north to south: Yonne (capital Auxerre), the Côte-d'Or (Dijon) and Saône-et-Loire (Mâcon).


A 2nd Century low-relief discovered in Escolives-Sainte-Camille confirms the presence of vines in the region, but the expansion of Burgundy’s vineyards can really be traced back to the abbeys of Cîteaux and Cluny.

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Wine routes

Route des Grands crus de Bourgogne (Grand vineyards of Burgundy) from Dijon to Santenay

Route des grands vins (Famous wine route) from Santenay to Saint-Gengoux-le-National

Maconnais and Beaujolais wine route (signposted ‘Suivez la grappe,’ ‘Follow the bunch of grapes’)


CHABLIS

In the Yonne ‘department’/region


Chablis (aromatic dry whites)

Grand Auxerrois (the name given to vineyards in the Yonne beyond Chablis; around Auxerre, Tonnerre, Joigny, Vézelay and Saint-Bris.)


COTE DE NUITS

In the Côte-d'Or

Côte de Nuits (red and white fine wines) - Gevrey Chambertin, Clos Vougeot, Vosne Romanée, Nuits Saint Georges...

Hautes-Côtes-de-Nuits


COTE DE BEAUNE

In the Côte-d'Or and Saône-et-Loire

Côte de Beaune (red and white fine wines) - Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Chassagne Montrachet, Santenay…

Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune


COTE CHALONNAISE

In Saône-et-Loire

Côte chalonnaise - Givry, Rully


MACONNAIS

In Saône-et-Loire

Chalky terrain and Chardonnay make fruity dry white wines (Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran, Viré-Clessé...)


Useful websites

Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (producers’ association for the whole region)

Union des Grands Crus de Chablis (Grand Cru Chablis growers)

Winegrowers’ blogs

http://www.vincentdancer.com


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