Understanding Burgundy – Part II

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In this issue, let us start to look at the wine regions of Burgundy.


  • This is the most northern wine region of Burgundy
  • Its wines are made from 100% Chardonnay
  • The appellation levels: Petit Chablis, Village Chablis, 1er Cru Chablis, Grand Cru Chablis
  • The taste is crispy and rich, suitable for matching seafood in particular

Cote d’Or

  • This region is known as the Golden Slope
  • It is sub-divided into Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune

Cote de Nuits

  • 95% production are red wines made from 100% Pinot Noir
  • Full of mellowness and delicacy, many can be aged long
  • Most famous villages include Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanee, Nuits-St-Georges
  • The world-renowned Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is situated at this region

Cote de Beaune

  • Much more white wines are produced here, from 100% Chardonnay
  • The white wines are elegant, and some very powerful
  • 7 Grand Crus are most famous here, Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet, Bievenues-Batard-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Criots-Batard Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne
  • Of the red wines, Volnay and Pommard are the more popular villages

In the next issue, we will continue to study the more southern regions of Burgundy.

Thank you for reading :)