Côte de Beaune

The southern half of the Côte d’Or, the Côte de Beaune is home to Burgundy’s most famous white-wine villages, as well as the fine reds of Pommard and Volnay. From nutty Meursault to the power of Montrachet Grand Cru, these are some of the greatest expressions of Chardonnay in the world.

About the wines of the Côte de Beaune

Stretching from Ladoix-Serrigny, via Beaune and the famous hill of Corton, the Côte de Beaune sprawls south through the industrial outskirts of the city, through the red-centric villages of Pommard and Volnay, into the hallowed home of Chardonnay – Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet.

The region is best known for its white wine villages – with some of the world’s prime Chardonnay real estate in the Grand Cru Montrachet vineyards. They are the source of some of the finest white wines in the world thanks to their enviable position on the Côte d’Or’s slopes, providing the perfect exposure to the sun and natural drainage which, in combination with low yields and thousands of years of experience, produces gold-standard fruit that is then fermented in pristine French oak barrels. The gold-tinged results have a natural spine of acidity running through their silken core and can be enjoyed young but reach their apogee with time in bottle.

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