Burgundy

Burgundy, a fragmented region with great wine treasures.

Burgundy is mainly known for its Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune vineyards, which make up the Côte d'Or. Not to be overlooked, however, are the area’s less famous sub-regions including Chablis, Mâconnais and Côte Chalonnaise. Because Burgundy’s many vineyards have been divided and passed down from generation to generation, the resulting patchwork of plots is often farmed by several wine growers who often share vineyards. Making wine here can prove exceedingly challenging thanks to soil variation – even within a single area – and the constant threat of hail in summer. In Burgundy, more than anywhere else, the winemaker’s expertise is essential to making exceptional wines.

Burgundy is a narrow strip of land in east-central France that stretches for about 200 km from north to south and contains numerous local microclimates. Its geographical location, climate and geology are ideal for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay and Aligoté – the main grape varieties of the region. Burgundy has nearly 100 controlled appellations, the majority of which refer to communes, villages, or geographic areas.

Winemakers from Burgundy

Wines from Burgundy