Burgundy, Beaune

Burgundy is undoubtedly the home of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnays in the world, where vineyards, or Domaines have been producing wines for over 2000 years. Burgundy is located in the North-east of France, an hours drive from Lyon and 2 hours from Paris. With over 100 appellations, or sub-regions (more than any other wine region) Burgundy is known for being the most terroir-oriented region in the World. The finest red wines of Burgundy are found in the Côte d'Or, a string of villages including Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-St Georges.

There are flavours present in great Burgundys that are the envy of Pinot Noir producers worldwide. The elusive peacocks tail finish that goes on and on, and the pretty-elegance backed by Burgundy muscle is the goal of winemakers around the globe. The main levels in the Burgundy classifications, in descending order of quality, are: Grand crus, Premier crus, village appellations, and finally regional appellations. For the Chablis wines, a similar hierarchy of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Village wines is used, plus Petit Chablis as a level below Village Chablis.
The AOC of Beaune was created in 1936. It covers the wine produced in the commune of Beaune in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy. The Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) Beaune is used for red and white wine with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay the two main varietals.

Red wine makes up about 85 per cent of the total production, and white less than 15%. here are several well-known and highly regarded Premier Cru vineyards, but there are no Grand Cru vineyards within Beaune. The Beaune appellation has a high proportion of Premier Cru-classified vineyards, more than 40 climats in fact from north to south. Wines from these Premier Cru sites are allowed to be named Beaune Premier Cru.
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  1. Henri Rousseau Bdb Chardonnay Brut Nv
    Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The house was founded in 1898 in the esteemed Burgundy region of northern France, where their wines gained immediate and long-lasting success. Today the 6th generation of the family leads the winery, producing elegant sparkling Cremant for ... Learn More
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  2. Vedrenne 'Marc De Bourgogne Du Caveau' (Grappa)
    A fine Grappa product from Beaune, Burgundy - Made from the pinot noir grape variety. Hints of figs and honey on nose followed by grape aroma. ... Learn More
  3. Chandon De Briailles Pernard-Les Vergelesses 1er Cru 2014
    One of the best value Premier Sites in Burgundy ... Learn More
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  4. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Beaune 1er Cru "Teurons" 2018
    This certified biodynamic domaine seems to have followed an admirable course in 2018. Bottled. Fresher sample than at Berry Bros. Pale garnet. Loose and relaxed and rather a relief after a whole load of pumped-up sweet wines. Like an old pair ... Learn More
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  5. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Beaune 1er Cru "Teurons" 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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  6. Chandon De Briailles Corton Marechaudes Grand Cru 2014
    This is Corton's lowest-lying grand cru and offers up one of the Hill's most seductive wines. It is a walled site, i.e. a genuine clos located on the lower eastern slopes (east facing), under the Corton Bressandes and nuzzling ... Learn More
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  7. Chandon De Briailles Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 2014
    The Bressandes vineyard straddles both the Aloxe side of Corton (on skeletal soils), and the Ladoix side (clay-rich soil) and Chandon has 1.12 hectares of vines here, spread across four separate parcels. Today, the vines average 35 years old ... Learn More
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  8. Chandon De Briailles Corton 'Clos Du Roi' Grand Cru 2015
    At an average of 60 years, the Domaine's oldest vines lie in the Clos du Roi, a vineyard high on the Corton slope with a soil rich in Bathonian limestone. It's these rocky origins, the high altitude and the SSE aspect ... Learn More
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  9. Chandon De Briailles Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 2015
    The Bressandes vineyard straddles both the Aloxe side of Corton (on skeletal soils), and the Ladoix side (clay-rich soil) and Chandon has 1.12 hectares of vines here, spread across four separate parcels. Today, the vines average 35 years old ... Learn More
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  10. Fontaine-Gagnard Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2005
    Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard takes its name from the marriage of Richard Fontaine to Laurence Gagnard, the daughter of Jacques Gagnard of Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange. Like many estates in Burgundy, Fontaine-Gagnard’s history is inextricably linked with generations of families that have intermarried, ... Learn More
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