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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...

  • Airén

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

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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

Popular Wineries in Côte d'Or View all

  • Domaine du Château de Marsannay

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

  • 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 ...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

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  • Vincent Girardin Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru 'Clos Sorbe' Domaine Francois Legros 2008

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/113592 for £20. Morey-Saint-Denis is an appellation created in 1936[ although viticulture here goes back to at least the 10th century] for both red and white wines [although 90% are red ] from the commune of that name on the Cotes de Nuits in Burgundy.'Clos Sorbe' i... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Louis Boillot et Fils Volnay Premier Cru Clos de la Chapelle 2007

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    The wine is very light in color, almost appearing like a rose. The nose is a lovely combination of bright red berries, floral notes and a heaping helping of earthy goodness. The taste is interesting, as you have a good bit of ripe red fruit, raspberry, cherry, mulberry, that has a nice balance of acidity, before you transition to some wonderfu... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Saint Romain le Jarron Ropiteau Freres 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Had some Beaujolais Blanc last night that an experienced wine person was pouring. We both thought it bitterly funky with maybe some aligote in it. Went and checked the AOC regs to be sure and, as I remembered, only chard can be used in Beaujolais for whites. Interestingly enough it's OK to include aligote and melon de bourgogne (muscadet) in the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • JD - you can't tell. I've done a few tastings of Cote Rotie vs Hermitage, all from the same year, six wines each, all blind. The whole point was to find the co-ferments and see if you could tell them apart from the single grape wines at ten years, and next time at twenty years.The point of the co fermentation has nothing to do with aromatics or ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Viognier


  • Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut Ladoix Blanc 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Pommard Clos des Ursulines-Bichot Domaine du Pavillon 2005

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    This lonely bottle in my paired-down wine cellar (or facsimile thereof) opens with a scent of wet earth, violets and dried cranberry; colour is well retained and only slightly lighter than at bottling, with entry surprisingly tart (acidic rather than tannic) with strawberry notes and a fairly long finish. Light for a Pommard, so drink up. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 2013

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    honey, grass, and sweet spices, red currants; long fruity finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Domaine Robert Guillemard Pommard 1996

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    heavily herbed, grassy nose; savoury, spicy, and yet develops a floral bouquet as the wine develops Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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