Cradle of true oenological treasures, a wine-growing region renowned for its legendary, world-renowned appellations
Bourgogne’s Côte de Beaune and Hautes Côtes de Beaune are winegrowing gems that charm wine enthusiasts from all over the world. Located in rolling landscapes, this region abounds in oenological treasures that invite an unforgettable wine tasting experience. Local winegrowers passionately cultivate noble grape varieties, producing red and white wines of exceptional quality.
The Côte de Beaune, covering 20 km from north to south between Ladoix-Serrigny and the Maranges hillsides, is a land blessed by the rising sun. These ideally exposed hillsides are the cradle of renowned wines such as Volnay, Meursault Premier Cru and the legendary Montrachet, one of the world’s most famous Grands Crus. The whole region contributes to Beaune’s reputation as a historic city that reveals the secrets of Burgundian viticulture.
To the west of the Côte de Beaune, the Hautes Côtes de Beaune stretch out in a gently curving plateau, at an altitude of 400 meters. The vineyards that thrive on these sunny slopes produce lively, spontaneous wines under the appellation Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune.
Although Chardonnay reveals its magic on the hillside of Corton, with appellations such as Corton and Corton-Charlemagne, Pinot Noir remains the grape variety that reigns supreme in the lands surrounding Beaune, with prestigious names such as Volnay, Pommard and Ladoix. Meursault marks the transition, where Chardonnay becomes the dominant grape variety, producing an impressive array of aromas, from the legendary Bâtard-Montrachet to little-known gems such as Saint-Aubin and Santenay.
Local winemakers transform these two emblematic grape varieties into a multitude of renowned appellations. Grand Cru AOCs, such as Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet and Bienvenue-Bâtard-Montrachet, embody absolute excellence. Village AOCs (some with Climats classified as Premier Cru) Aloxe-Corton, Auxey-Duresses, Beaune, Blagny, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chorey-les-Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Beaune-Villages, Ladoix, Maranges, Meursault, Monthélie, Pernand-Vergelesses, Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Saint-Romain, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Santenay, Volnay, continue to captivate connoisseurs. The region also offers tasty Régionales AOCs, including Bourgogne, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Passe-tout-grains, Coteaux Bourguignons, Crémant de Bourgogne and Bourgogne Côte d’Or. Each of these appellations represents the richness and diversity of the Bourgogne viticulture, offering a range of wines to be enjoyed by every palate.
By visiting the Côte de Beaune and the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, you will begin a sensory journey through an exceptional terroir, where the passion for wine has been transmitted through generations.
Come and taste these unique wines from Côte de Beaune winegrowers and négociants on Tuesday March 19, 2024, and discover the unique charm of our wine-growing region.