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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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  • 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...

  • 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

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 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,...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

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  • Fat Bastard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


    The worst wine I have had in a long time! 2012 vintage. My wife and I both had a sip and poured everything down the drain. The first time have EVER done that! Read More

    Wine review by Raywilsonco

  • Okay, assignments just went out to LingProf, Emark and Mrs Emark, OT, JD and GdP.  If you got directions to my house, there is one correction:  The porch is to the right side of the house.  (Which is the west side of the house.)We've got interesting and excellent bottles already lined up, and I look forward to the surprises.  We'll be tasting wi... Read More

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  • Bouchard Pere et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Double 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by rebeccawow

  • Philippe Colin Chassagne Montrachet Philippe Colin 2009


    Pale color. Aroma of faint apple, pear and mostly melon. All of these aromas are very faint. On the palate I pick up these same flavors and some tannins that are very soft. The finish is rather short. This wine is soft and is easy drinking. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1

  • J.m. Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 2011


    Really nice white burgundy from Puligny-Montrachet. Very flinty and minerally with some butterscotch, ripe pear and a touch of lemon chiffon. Very long finish that puts a little chalkiness at the back of the mouth. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Domaine Pierre Gelin Gevrey-Chambertin 'Clos de Meixvelle' 2010


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    Wine review by rsk334

  • Joseph Drouhin Morey St. Denis Clos Sorbe 2012


    Vanilla, melon on the nose medium bodied with nice balance Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Good questions, LP.  Reliably taste?  With time and good notes, maybe thirty.  I think we will be well under that number.  I think we'll wind up with fifteen to twenty.  Regions I think we'll cover are SRH, SLH, SCM (Santa Cruz Mountains), RRV, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Oregeon, and the Cote d'Or, with both Beaune and Nuit.  (I just got thr... Read More

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  • Santenay 'Comme Dessus' Domaine Rene Monnier 1995


    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/38066 for £17. Santenay is an AOC for white and red wines [though 85% are red ]made from chardonnay and pinot noir respectively in the communes of Santenay and Remigny at the southern end of the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.Domaine Rene Monnier is a vineyard own... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru les Caillerets 2010


    Excellent French chardonnay. Clean, crisp with lemon chiffon, some minerality and a touch of flint. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

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