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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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  • Aligoté

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Négrette

  • Airén

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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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  • Château de Pommard

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

  • 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,...

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  • Joseph Drouhin Santenay 2010

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    Had this at a Dinner at Capital Grille in Dallas. A bit disappointing, seemed too young to drink now. Very bright, loads of tannins and high acidity. Hoped for something a bit softer to begin the meal. Bright with slightly under ripe fruit with little to balance the fruit. Underwhelming particularly at the Restaurant price point. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Moulin a Vent la Roche Chateau des Jacques Louis Jadot 2009

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  • Burgundy is a lot bigger when you add in the Maconnais, Chablis, Beaujolais.  But no one is collecting those and then cashing in at auction, save for a few top-end Chablis.  It's the Cote d'Or that folks collect, and it's long enough, but it's even narrower than the Napa Valley.  And only a little of it is grown on--not like Napa where they plan... Read More

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  • I got that email and was tempted to post it here, so good on David for doing it.  What caught my eye is how HDH is doing ever more business auctioning Burgundy wines.  In fact, I looked at their annual report for last year and DRC was their biggest money maker.  Which kind of amazed me, because DRC just doesn't make a whole lot of wine--they onl... Read More

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  • Joseph Drouhin Vosne Romanee 2012

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    Very nice unoaked Chardonnay Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault les Chevalieres 2007

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    Really nice Meursault. Some stone fruit (ripe pear, dried apricot) on the nose, more on the palate along with some creamy lemon, just a hint of butterscotch and honeysuckle. Decent acidity and overall well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Septima Malbec 2012

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    Purchased this for under $8 dollars and what a super deal. Plum notes, vanilla, nice balance between acidity and tannins. Condensed grape flavor with a mouth coating finish. Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Antonin Guyon Chambolle-Musigny les Cras 2005

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    Guyon outdid himself on this one; his Chambolle-Musigny is exquisite with a perfumed essence of strawberry trifle, cranberry sauce and cedar bark on the nose. The dark, rich and dense core is evident on the palate with deep cherry and milk chocolate on the finish which is medium to long. A very fine wine at an excellent price and drinking well... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Francois & Denis Clair Santenay Clos Genet 2012

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    A nose of "white burgundy straw" Nice minerality and acdity makes this a splendid accompaniment to delicate white fish or for scallops. It's elegant and refined. Read More

    Wine review by ncmathsadist


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