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Cote d’Or

Home to the most famous wines in Burgundy, the Cote d’Or is a narrow strip of land situated on a fault line, which giving it enormous geological diversity. All of Burgundy’s Grands Crus (except for those in Chablis) are located here. The Cote de Nuits is the most northerly part of the Cote d’Or. It contains mostly red Grands Crus. The Cote de Beaune is to the south. Most of its Grands Crus are white.

The Cote d’Or is an east-facing escarpment, providing ideal exposure for the vines. Typically, the best wines are found in the middle of the slope. The fertile plain at the hillside’s base produces wines that carry a basic Bourgogne appellation. As the ground starts to slope, improving drainage, one finds village-level wines. Higher on the slope, on poorer, stonier topsoil, are the Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards.

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Airén

    n is a white Vinifiera variety, and is by acreage the most widely grown grape in the world. Native to Spain, this gra...

  • Négrette

  • Aligoté

    In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia a...

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Subregions of Côte d'Or

  • Côte de Beaune

      The Cote de Beaune is the southern section of the Cote d’Or, in Burgundy. Most of its Gran...

  • Côte de Nuits

      The Cote des Nuits is the northern section of Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. Most of its Grands Cru...

  • Savigny Les Baune

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  • Charles de Valliere

    Famous domain "Charles de Valliere" based in Pommard, Burgundy. Family owned and runned busi...

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Domaine du Château de Marsannay

    The red wines have intense red colour. Their bouquet is very fine and hints at wild blackberries,...

  • Domaine du Château Chorey

    In the heart of Burgundy, 3 kms from Beaune the Germain family warmly welcomes you to their home,...

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  • Monthelie Leglise et Fils 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk for £6.50. Monthelie is an appellation created in 1937,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for both red and white wines,made of pinot noir and chardonnay respectively,from the commune of that name on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy. This commune is fairly small... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses Premier Cru Ile des Vergelesses 2011

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    The 2011 Chandon de Briailles Premier Cru Pernand-Vergelesses is still going strong. Colour is still quite deep red, although somewhat lighter than the better vintages with a thinner rim (2011 is good, not great). The nose is dominated by the scent of vegetable tops such as carrot and celery overlaid with fermented strawberry with the usual "c... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Dupasquier et Fils Cote de Nuits-Villages 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Latricieres-Chambertin Thorin 1982

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £30. Gevrey-Chambertin is an appellation created in 1936,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for red wines made of the pinot noir grape from the commune of the same name and the neighbouring commune of Brochon on the Cotes de Nuits in Burgundy. ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Edmond Cornu Ladoix Vieilles Vignes 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Oxfordshire [www.oxfordwine.co.uk] for £20.Ladoix is an appellation created in 1937,although there has been viticulture here for centuries. for red and white wines from the commune of Ladoix-Serrigny on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy. Domaine Edmond Cornu et fils is a family concern in this area. I st... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Maison Henri Boillot Criots Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Puligny-Montrachet Charles Thomas 1988

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/139695 for £12.In the south of the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy there is a slope known as Mont Rachet[bare mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassagne both of which have appended Montrachet to their names,which has been famous for white chardonnay wines f... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Pommard Premier Cru les Arvelets Chateau Masson 1999

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Aloxe-Corton Domaine Rollin Pere et Fils 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/128953 for £17.50. Aloxe-Corton is an appellation created in 1938,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines [although over 90% are red] from the commune of Aloxe-Corton and the neighbouring commune of Ladoix-Serrigny. The vineyards are lo... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Capitain-Gagnerot Chorey-les-Beaune 1993

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £16 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk. Chorey-les-Beaune is an appellation created in 1970,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red and white wines from the commune of that name in Burgundy. This is located about three miles north-east of the town of Beaune on the lower slopes of the Co... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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