🇫🇷BURGUNDYCote d’Or


COTE D’OR IS   AOC.- 11    Premier Cru~       ~Grand Cru~ 33    @Dijon/

  • Cote d’Or- Name Given to Cote de Nuits & Cote de Beaune as a Whole.
  • ~Etymology~ Cote D’or AKA=The Golden Slops
    • Named After the Leaved On the Trees Throughout the Region That Turn a Golden Color Late In the Fall.

GEOGRAPHY  France,  REGION-Burgundy(North-Central), SUB-REGIONS-Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune

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🇫🇷BURGUNDYCote de Nuits


COTE De NUITS IS   AOC.- 11   ~Grand Cru~ 25    ~Premier Cru100+     @Dijon

  • BLANC= Aligoté, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris    |  ROUGE= Pinot Noir

GEOGRAPHY France, REGION-Burgundy(North), Northern Côte d’Or, LATITUDE: 47.2° N

  • AOC.’s- Chambolle-Musigny AOC., Cote De Nuits-Villages AOC., Fixin AOC., Flagey-Echezeaux AOC., Gevrey-Chambertin AOC., Hautes-Cotes-De Nuits AOC., Marsannay AOC., Morey-St.-Denis AOC., Nuits-St.-Georges AOC., Vougeot AOC., Vosne-Romanee AOC.

TOPOGRAPHYFEATURESFlat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

  • SLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Cote d’Or Escarpment)
    • Escarpment Faces East and Runs North to South-West.
    • 60km. Long, Stretches From Just South of Dijon to Maranges +Alt.335mt.
  • Plateau/ Plain- Below the Escapment
  • Combe- Small Alluvial Valleys Which Break Up the Slope/ Cote d’Or Escarpment, These Combe Once Was a Pathway of Water and Soils to Make There Way Down the Escarpment, Now They Act as a Gaps That Wind Comes Through.
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SOILS– Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Sandy Limestone Covered With Chalk, Clay, Marl

  • The Best Vineyard Sights On the Cote D’Or is the Middle Two/ Thirds of the Slope. This is Where a Number to the Grand Cru Sights Are Located. The Top Portion of the Slope is Thin-Soils, the Bottom of the Slopes Are Heavy-Soil, Middle Is Perfect.
  • The Soils Change From Chablis to the Cote d’Or.  You See More of the Effects of the Alpine Region, There is A Lot More Faulting and Jumbling of the Different Soils Which Have Been Broken Up and Redistributed Across the Slope.
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CLIMATE  Continental

VITICULTURE  ? ha. Planted,   (Blanc 4%/ Rough 96)

  • CHALLENGESAdverse Weather– Spring/ Fall, Frost, Hail, Rain, Cold
  • **Refer to “BURGUNDY/ Regional Appellations For General Growing Information.
  • Pinot Blanc & Pinot Gris Can Be Added to 15% to Pinot Noir, But It’s Not Often Practices

VINICULTUREVarietal,  Sparkling

  • Some Producers Make Use of “Nobel Reduction” In Winemaking Style.
  • LABELING– Sometimes Producers Use Name of Domaine and/ or Family Name On Label
  • Estate/ Producers- (Negociant Wineries Not Located In Specific AOC.)
    • Chantereves, Edouvard, Naudin Ferrand, Roche de Bellene

CULTURE Cote Nuit- Named After the Walnut Trees That Where Prevalent In the Area Over the Centuries

  • Monks & Monasteries ~Abbey de Citeaux~
  • PIONEERS~  ~Lalou Bize-Leroy~ “Winemaker”
    • Former Winemaker at Romanee-Conti, Now Winemaker at Domaine D’Auvenay and Domaine Leroy
  • PIONEERS~ ~Aubert Villaine~ Co-Owner and Custodian of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
  • UNESCO. WORLD HERITAGE SIGHT~  ~Burgundy’s Côte d’Or~
    • (1,247 Climates and Individual Vineyards)
  • Clos– Great Care and Detail is Put Into Keeping the Clos/ Stone Walls In Good Shape and In Original Condition.
  • PHILOSOPHY?  Are There Other Grapes Being Grown In the Cote d’Or Other Than the Main Burgundy Grapes?
    • I Have Not Found Any But Somewhere There Must Be Some Producers With a Row of Vines/ Passion Project.

GOING THERE

  • Organized Wine Tour~ Sign Up For One of the Many Wine Tours Leaving From the Major Cities of Dijon and Beaune
  • Rent a Bike/ Village Tour~ The Best Way to Explore the Rolling Hills of Burgundy is by Bike.  Stop of Your Leisure at One the Villages and Pack a Lunch to Be Enjoyed On a Wall of a Grand Cru Vineyard.
  • Clos de Vougeot~ “Cultural Obligation”, Castle and Monastery Built In 1100’s by Cistercian Monks.


MARSANNAY*AOC.     @Marsannay

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 6%    |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir 94%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(North)
    • South of Dijon-City(   km.),   @Hw.#RN74
    • VILLAGES– Chenove, Couchey, Marsanny-la-Cote
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Limestone Escarpment, +Alt.?
  • VITICULTURE- 227ha. Planted,   ~Grand Cru~ 0      ~Premier Cru~ 0
    • Estate/ Producers- Bruno Clair(Nat.Pro.), Camille Giroud, Charles Audoin, Chateau de Marsannay, Colliot, Denis Mortet, Joseph Roty, Regis Bouvier, Pene Bouvier, Sylvain Pataille
    • Vineyards- Clo du Roy, En Montre Cul’, Les Longeroies

FIXIN*AOC.     @Fixin

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 4%    |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir 96%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(North)
    • COMMUNES-Brochon, Fixin
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt. 350mt.-380mt.
  • SOILS- Sedimentary, Brown Limestone, Marl
  • VITICULTURE- 101haPlanted,  ~Grand Cru~ 0     ~Premier Cru~ 6

    • ~~PREMIER CRU~~
      • Arvelets, Clos du Chapitre, Hervelets, Le Meir Bas, Clos Napleon, Clos de la Perriere
      • Estate/ Producers- Aurelien Verdet, Berthaut, Leroy, Huguenot, Jean Fournier, Joliet, Meo-Camuzet, Mongeard-Mugneret, Pierre Gelin
      • Vineyards- Les Chenevieres, Les Portes Feuilles

GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN*AOC.    @Gevrey-Chambertin

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 4%   |   ROUGE=Pinot Noir 96%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(North), @Hw.#A31
    • COMMUNE-Gevrey-Chambertin, South of Dijon-City(15km.), (505mt. Wide)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt. 250mt.-350mt.
  • VITICULTURE- 409ha. Planted,   ~Grand Cru~ 9      ~Premier Cru~ 26
  • CULTURE- Wine Know as the “King or Burgundy.

  • Chambertin~Grand Cru~ 13.21ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Denis Mortet, Dugat-Py, Dujac, Leroy, Laurent, Nicolas Potel, Rousseau
  • Clos-de-Beze~Grand Cru~ 14.54ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Bruno Clair, Droughin-Larose, Faiveley, Jadot, Pierre Damoy, Rousseau
  • Chapelle~Grand Cru~ 5.48ha. Planted
    • Lieux-Dits/ Sub-Zones- La Chapelle, Les Gemeaux
    • Estate/ Producers- Claude Dugat, Pierre Damoy, Ponsot, Trapet Père et Fils
  • Charmes~Grand Cru~ 30.17ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Chanson, Claude Dugat, Denis Bachelet, Dujac, Gerard Raphet, Girardin, Joseph Roty, Lucien le Moine
  • Griottes~Grand Cru~ 2.7ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Drouhin, Fourrier, Lucien le Moine, Ponsot
  • Latricieres~Grand Cru~ 7.35ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Drouhin-Laroze, Faiveley, Leroy, Trapet Pere et Fils
  • Mazis~Grand Cru~ 8.42ha. Planted
    • Lieux-Dits/ Sub-Zones-  Mazis-Haut, Mazis-Bas
    • Estate/ Producers- D’Auvenay, Pere et Fils, Faiveley, Olivier Bernstein, Rousseau
  • Mazoyeres~Grand Cru~ .28ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Benjamin Leroux, Dugat-Py, Perrot-Minot, Taupenot-Merme
  • Ruchottes~Grand Cru~ 3.30ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Frederic Esmonin, Mugneret-Gibourg, Roumier, Rousseau
    • ~~PREMIER CRU~~
      • Bel Air, Bossiere, Cazetiers, Closeau, Combottes, Champeaux, Cherbaudes, Chapitre, Combe Au Moine, Champinnet, Craipillot, Ergot, Fonteny, Fourrier, Goulots, Lavaut-Saint-Jacques, Perriere, Roche de Bellene, Romanee Issarts. Petits Cazetiers, Petite Chapelle, Prieur Poissenot, Saint-Jacques, Clos Staint Lavaut, Varoilles
      • Estate/ Producers- Arlaud, Armand Rousseau, Bruno Clair, Claude Dugat, Denis Bachelet, Denis Morte, Dujac, Duroche Lavaut, Faiveley, Fourrier, Henri Magnien, Leroy, Louis Jadot, Marc Roy, Olivier Berstein, Sylvie Esmonin, Varoilles

MOREY-ST.-DENIS*AOC.     @Morey-St.Denis

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 4%, Aligote   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir 95%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(Central)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- RollingSLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt.?
  • VITICULTURE- 140ha. Planted,  ~Grand Cru~ 5       ~Premier Cru~ 20
  • VINICULTURE- Clos de Monts Luisants is Only Premier Cru Vineyard That Grows Aligote.

  • Clos Saint-Denis~Grand Cru~ 6.17ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Bertagna, Castagnier, Ponsot
  • Clos de Lambrays~Grand Cru~ 8.66ha. Planted
    • Viticulture– 202 Different Plots, 5 Different Soils
    • Estate/ Producers– Domaine de Lambrays, Taupenot-Merme
  • Clos de Tart~Grand Cru~ 7.53ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Domaine du Clos de Tart(Monopole)
  • Bonnes Mares~Grand Cru~ 1.5ha.(Laps/ Chambolle-Musigny)
    • Estate/ Producers– La Vougeraie
  • La Roche~Grand Cru~ 15.98ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers– Chental Remy, Dujac, Hubert Lignier, Leroy
    • ~~PREMIER CRU~~
      • Baulet, Blanchards, Bussiere, Chaffots, Charmes, Chenevery, Cheseaux, Charrieres, Faconnieres, Genavrieres, Gruenchers, Clos de Monts Luisants, Millandes, Ormes, Riotte, Rotie, Ruchots, Sorbes-Clos, Sorbe-Les Village
      • Estate/ Producers- Dujac, Frederic Magnien, Gerard Raphet, Hubert Lignier, Laurent Ponso, Mark Haisma, Ponsot, Stephane Manien, Taupenot-Merme
      • Vineyards– En la Rue de Vergy

CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY*AOC.     @Chambolle-Musigny

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(Central),  @Hw.#74(West)
    • BORDERS: Morey-St. Denis(North), Vougeot(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt.250mt.-305mt.
  • VITICULTURE- 154ha. Planted,   ~Grand Cru~ 2      ~Premier Cru~ 24

  • Musigny~Grand Cru~ 8.93ha. Planted,  (Pinot Noir) .63ha.(Chardonnay)
    • Estate/ Producers- Jacques-Frederic Mugnier, Domaine Vogu
  • Bonnes Mares~Grand Cru~ 13.54ha. Planted,  (Laps/ Morey-St.Denis)
    • Estate/ Producers- Comte Georges de Vogue, Bruno Clair, Dujac, Georges Roumier
    • ~PREMIER CRU~
      • Les Amoureuses,  Aux Echanges, Aux Combottes, Derrière La Grange Baudes, Beaux, Bruns. Borniques, Carriere, Charmes, Chatelots, Chabiots, Combe d’Orveau, Cras, Feusselottes, Fuees, Grands Murs, Groseilles, Gruenchers, Hauts Doix, Lavrottes, Noirots, Plantes, Sentiers, Veroilles
      • Estate/ Producers- Antonio Guron, Aurelien Verdet, Bertagna, Comte Georges de Vogue, Dujac, Faiveley, Frederic Magnien, Georges Roumier, J-F Mugnier, Joseph Drouhin, Ghislaine Bartholdi, Remoissenet Pere & Fils, Taupenot-Merme

HAUTES-COTES-De NUITS*AOC.     @Hautes-Cotes-Nuits

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir 83%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(Central),  COMMUNES– 16
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt. 300mt.-400mt.
  • VITICULTURE- 698ha. Planted,  ~Grand Cru~ 0    ~Premier Cru~ 0
    • Estate/ Producers- Henri Gouges, Jacques-Frederic Mugnier, Michel Gros, Philippe Gavignet, Prieure Roch, Thevenot Le Brun, Thibault Liger-Belair

VOUGEOT*AOC.      @Vougeot

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(Central)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt.240mt.-280mt.
  • SOIL- Sedimentary, Limestone, Clay, Fine Loam
  • VITICULTURE-  ? ha. Planted,  ~Grand Cru~ 1      ~Premier Cru~ 4
  • HISTORY-  1190 @Vougeot– Chardonnay as a Grape Was First Mentioned at the Abbey
  • CULTURE- Monks & Monasteries ~Vougeot ~Monks of Citeaux Abbey~ Est. 1100’s

  • Clos de Vougeot*~Grand Cru~ 49.23ha. Planted
    • *Largest Grand Cru (80 Parcels/Owners)
    • Estate/ Producers- Daniel Rion, Denis Mortet, l’Eugenie, Gerard Raphet, Grand Maupertui, Jean Grivot, Leroy, Meo-Camuzet
    • ~~PREMIER CRU~~
      • Cras Vigne,  Blanche,  Petits Vougeots, Perriere
      • Estate/ Producers- Anne Gros, Clos Frantin, Clos-Vougeot(50ha.), Faiveley, Grivot, Joseph Drouhin, Meo Camuzet, Montille, Reboureau, Remoissenet, Vougeraie

FLAGEY-ECHEZEAUX AOC.     @Flagey-Echezeaux

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt.?
  • SOILS- Sedimentary, Pebbly, Limestone, Clay
  • VITICULTURE- ? ha. Planted,  ~Grand Cru~ 2    ~Premier Cru~ ?

  • Echezeaux~Grand Cru~ (Laps/ Vosne-Romanee) 13.18ha. Planted   @
    • Estate/ Producers- Emmanual Rouget, Henri Jayer, Lucien le Moine, Mongeard-Mugneret
  • Grands Echezeaux~Grand Cru~ (Laps/ Vosne-Romanee) 8.63ha. Planted   @
    • Estate/ Producers- Lucien le Moine

VOSNE-ROMANEE* AOC.     @Vosne-Romanee

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |    ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(Central)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt.?
  • SOILS- Sedimentary”, Limestone, Clay
  • VITICULTURE- 153ha. Planted,   ~Grand Cru~ 6 @27 ha. ~Premier Cru~ 14
    • Estate/ Producers- Albert Bichot, Aurelien Verdet, Comte Liger-Belair, Dujac, Jean Grivot, Meo-Camuzet
  • CULTURE-
    • PIONEERS~ ~Aubert de Villaine Co-Owner/ Director-Romanee-Conti
    • COSTODIANS~ ~Albert de Villaine~ La Romanee-Conti

  • Romanee-Conti*~Grand Cru~ 1.63ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Romanee-Conti(Monopole)
  • Le Ramanee~Grand Cru~ .75ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair(Monopole)
  • Tache~Grand Cru~ 5.68ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Romanee-Conti (Monopole)
  • Grande Rue~Grand Cru~ 1.65ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Lamarche (Monopole)
  • Richebourg~Grand Cru~ 7.17ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Anne Gros, Gros Frère et Soeur, Henri Jayer, Hudelot-Noellat, Jean Grivot, Leroy, Romanée-Contée
  • Romanee-St.-Vivant~Grand Cru~ 9.26ha. Planted,   Geography- Lower Slopes
    • Estate/ Producers- Alain Hudelot-Noellat, JJ Confuron, Leroy, Louis Latour, Sylvain Cathiard
  • Echezeaux~Grand Cru~ 37.69 ha. Planted(Laps)
    • Estate/ Producers- Romanee-Conti
  • Grand Echezeaux~Grand Cru~ 8.63ha. Planted,  (Laps/ Flagey/ Echezeaux)
    • Estate/ Producers- l’Eugenie, Romanee-Conti
    • ~~PREMIER CRU~~
      • Beaux Monts, Brulees, Chaumes, Croix Rameau, Dessus Malconsorts, Gaudichots,  Aux Malconsorts(6ha.),  Orveaux, Parantoux, Petits Monts, Raignots, Reas, Rouges, Suchots

NUITS-ST.-GEORGES AOC.     @Nuits-St.-Georges

  • BLANC=Chardonnay 3%   |   ROUGE=Pinot Noir 97%
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ RollingSLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt.?
  • VITICULTURE- 306ha. Planted,  ~Grand Cru~ 0 ~Premier Cru~ 41

  • ~PREMIER CRU~
    • Beaux, Les Boudots, Les Cailles, Champs, Crots Perdix, Damodes, Les Didiers, Gris Chaines, Carteaux, Marechale Perrier, Noblot Prulier, Proces, Rue Chaux Grande, Les St.-Georges(7.5ha.), Les Vaucrains(1ha.), Les Vignerondes, Vignes
    • Estate/ Producers- Comte Liger-Belair, Eventstad, Feiveley, Henri Gouges(E./15ha.), Jean Claude Boisset, Lousis Bouilot(Sparkling), Louis Jadot, Meo-Camuzet, Moillard, Patricia Raquin, Thibault Liger-Belair

COTE De NUITS-VILLAGES AOC.    @

  • BLANC= Chardonnay  |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy, In Cote de Nuits(South)
    • Vineyards Not Covered by Communal Appellations.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ RollingSLOPES/ Morvan Massif(Limestone Escarpment), +Alt.?
  • VITICULTURE- 161ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Denis Bachelet, Rouget, Gachot-Monot, Jayer-Gilles, Joseph Drouhin

Regional/ Generic Appellations of Bourgogne

BOURGOGNE BLANC AOC.      @Burgundy

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “BURGUNDY/ Home” For Detailed Information On Bourgogne Blanc.

BOURGOGNE ROUGE AOC.     @Burgundy

  • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Cesar(Only In Yonne Department)
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “BURGUNDY/ Home” For Detailed Information On Bourgogne Rouge.

CREMANT De BOURGOGNE AOC.     @Burgundy

  • BLANC= Aligote, Chardonnay, Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri, Sacy
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “BURGUNDY/ Home” For Detailed Information On Cremant.


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.