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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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,...

  • 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,...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

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  • Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet St. Aubin Premier Remilly 2011

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    Had the 2010 last night at Restaurant Angele inNapa.We felt it was a superb example of a Cotesde Beaune. Great minerality, great nose,excellentbalance. Reminded me of some wonderful PulignyMontrachets we've had in the past. Read More

    Wine review by coleman rosenberg


  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's amore."As we ate our breakfast on Sunday morning at the Imperial Hotel in Amador City, the soundtrack subtly changed.  Last night at dinner and halfway through breakfast, the soundtrack was from the same era, but Sam Cooke sent us, and Ray Charles warned us about women.  This morning, with... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Amador County 101


  • Domaine Chevrot Maranges Sur la Chene 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/78447.Maranges is an AOC created in 1985 [although wine has been made here for centuries] for red and white wines [although 95% of production is red ] from three communes at the southern end of the Cotes de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. The three villages Cheilly-l... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Besancenot Beaune Premier Cru Bressandes 1997

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    A real show-stopper wine!The first flash on the palate is strong and fruity, a burst like fire in the grate. It evolves into a warm, constant amber glow, a happier milder smoldering. Intense but restrained. You can taste the earthiness of the wine, here, like the embers of a fire it's the base at the heart of the wine, but the wine still bui... Read More

    Wine review by Shoshi Cooper


  • Domaine Besancenot Beaune Premier Cru Greves 2010

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    The power and age of this wine dwarfs you like walking through a redwood forest. You can feel the history around you, until its not just the scent or taste of the forest, its as if youve become part of the forest yourself. The smell and taste encompasses you.On the nose, its woody and subtle, like fruit descending into forest greens. On the pal... Read More

    Wine review by Shoshi Cooper


  • Domaine Xavier Durand Corton Grand Cru Rognet 2010

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    A rich mahogany smell, like picking up an antique violin. Hints of fruit on the nose.Complex and beautiful on the palate. The bit of fruit we encountered on the nose steps forwards and takes center stage, like a ballerina showing off her skill. Its dance is subtle and enchanting, changing as it dances across the tongue first dark fruit, then... Read More

    Wine review by Shoshi Cooper


  • 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


  • Meursault Vieilles Vignes Herve Kerlann 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


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

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    Wine review by sjbae



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