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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.

– Description from Hana Choi

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  • Airén

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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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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  • Domaine du Château Chorey

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Domaine du Château de Marsannay

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

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  • Poema Brut Cava 2005


    Good cava. One bottle got split between my husband and me one night. Nice balance, not to sweet or dry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • We talking about the striped bass with butter, lemon, capers and anchovies above, or something else, JD? Or were you planning to cannibalize our lobsterman himself??  In that case I'd probably go with a smoky red with some age on it...  ;-)Depends on how heavy a hand with the lemon and anchovy and capers, but I think a Domaine de Chevalier SB/Se... Read More

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  • Nuits Saint Georges les Brulees Domaine Gille 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Camus-Bruchon Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Grands Liards 2007


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104502 for £20.Savigny-les-Beaune is an appellation created in 1937 [ though there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans ] for both red and white wines [ though over 80% are red ] from the commune of that name on the Cotes-de-Beaune in Burgundy.There a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • I had a problem with the wine list.  It showed nothing.The dinner menu had some great options.  I'd go for the venison goulash.  I know Greg would expound on the Tokaji, which I'm assuming they obviously have a vast collection.Since I'd be on the other side of the pond, I'd have a Hermitage or Cote Rotie with my meal.  I'll try looking up the wi... Read More

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  • Antonin Rodet Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 1983


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104308.The Corton-Charlemagne appellation was created in 1937 although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans and it is named after the Emperor Charlemagne.The story goes that it is a white wine only appellation because his wife did not like his w... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Marcel Amance Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014


    light and fruity. good with grilled chicken Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Domaine des Lambrays Morey St Denis Grand Cru Clos des Lambrays 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Vosne-Romanee Jaboulet-Vercherre 1982


    I bought this bottle of venerable old Burgundy from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104313 for £22.50.Vosne-Romanee is an appellation created in 1936 [ although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans ] for red wines made of the pinot noir grape from the communes of Vosne-Romanee and its neighbour Flagey-Echezeaux on the... Read More

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  • Domaine Faiveley Nuits-St.-Georges Premier Cru les Porets St Georges 2013


    purplish maroon sheen, nose that develops quickly from spicy and subdued to grand fruite, rich, and somewhat sweet on palate with strawberries and blackcurrants; long savoury finish. can only imagine how better it will be as it ages further. great wine! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

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