Burgundy Villages Map

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Burgundy is over 250km x 250km, and Avallon and Beaune are 100km apart, so you will be in very different environments. Beaune is a reasonably sized city whereas Avallon is small in comparison. It realy depends what kind of place you want to stay at. Avallon is surrounded by very rural farming country, with a distance to large towns, on the edge of the Morvan National Park, and near the Chablis. More maps of Burgundy. An general map of Burgundy; An interactive map of the Burgundy canal, one of France's top cruise destinations. A detailed wine map of the Burgundy region showing the Cote de Beaune, Cote de Nuit and Chablis as well as the main towns and cities. There are several particularly attractive villages and small towns in Cote d'Or, including in particular Chateauneuf-en-Auxois and Semur-en-Auxois.We also particularly enjoyed visiting the small fortified village of Flavigny, which is classified as one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'. To the east of Cote d'Or at Chatillon-sur-Seine you can see the fascinating Treasure of Vix, with.

Grand Cru (great growth) is the highest level in the vineyard classification of Burgundy. There are a total of 550 hectares (1,400 acres) of Grand Cru vineyards - approximately 2% of Burgundy's 28,000 hectares (69,000 acres) of vineyards (excluding Beaujolais) - of which 356 hectares (880 acres) produce red wine and 194 hectares (480 acres) produce white wine. In 2010, 18,670 hectoliters of Burgundy Grand Cru wine was produced, corresponding to 2.5 million bottles, or just over 1.3% of the total wine production of Burgundy.[1]

The origin of Burgundy's Grand crus can be traced to the work of the Cistercians who, from amongst their vast land holdings in the region, were able to delineate and isolate plots of land that produced wine of distinct character.[2] Following the French Revolution many of these vineyards were broken up and sold as smaller parcels to various owners. The partible inheritance scheme outlined in the Napoleonic code, which specified that all inheritance must be equally divided among heirs, further contributed to the parceling of Burgundy's vineyards. This created situations such as the case of Clos Vougeot, a single 125-acre (51 ha) vineyard run by the monks, that today is parceled into plots owned by nearly 80 different owners, some of whom only own enough vines to make a case of wine per vintage. In accordance with Appellation d'origine contrôlée laws, each of these owners are entitled to use the Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot designation on their labels, although the quality, style, price and reputation of each owner's wine can vary widely.[3]

List of Grand Crus[edit]

Grand CruRegionVillageWine styleVineyard surface (2010)[4]
Chablis Grand CruChablisChablisWhite wine104.08 hectares (257.2 acres)
ChambertinCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine13.57 hectares (33.5 acres)
Chambertin-Clos de BèzeCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine15.78 hectares (39.0 acres)
Chapelle-ChambertinCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine5.48 hectares (13.5 acres)
Charmes-ChambertinCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine29.57 hectares (73.1 acres)
Griotte-ChambertinCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine2.63 hectares (6.5 acres)
Latricières-ChambertinCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine7.31 hectares (18.1 acres)
Mazis-ChambertinCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine8.95 hectares (22.1 acres)
Mazoyères-ChambertinCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine1.82 hectares (4.5 acres)
Ruchottes-ChambertinCôte de NuitsGevrey-ChambertinRed wine3.25 hectares (8.0 acres)
Bonnes-MaresCôte de NuitsMorey-Saint-Denis[a]Red wine14.71 hectares (36.3 acres)
Clos de la RocheCôte de NuitsMorey-Saint-DenisRed wine16.52 hectares (40.8 acres)
Clos des LambraysCôte de NuitsMorey-Saint-DenisRed wine8.52 hectares (21.1 acres)
Clos de TartCôte de NuitsMorey-Saint-DenisRed wine7.30 hectares (18.0 acres)
Clos Saint-DenisCôte de NuitsMorey-Saint-DenisRed wine6.24 hectares (15.4 acres)
Bonnes-MaresCôte de NuitsChambolle-Musigny[a]Red wine14.71 hectares (36.3 acres)
MusignyCôte de NuitsChambolle-MusignyRed and some white wine10.67 hectares (26.4 acres)
Clos de VougeotCôte de NuitsVougeotRed wine49.43 hectares (122.1 acres)
ÉchezeauxCôte de NuitsFlagey-EchézeauxRed wine35.77 hectares (88.4 acres)
Grands ÉchezeauxCôte de NuitsFlagey-EchézeauxRed wine8.78 hectares (21.7 acres)
La Grande RueCôte de NuitsVosne-RomanéeRed wine1.65 hectares (4.1 acres)
La RomanéeCôte de NuitsVosne-RomanéeRed wine0.84 hectares (2.1 acres)
La TâcheCôte de NuitsVosne-RomanéeRed wine5.08 hectares (12.6 acres)
RichebourgCôte de NuitsVosne-RomanéeRed wine7.89 hectares (19.5 acres)
Romanée-ContiCôte de NuitsVosne-RomanéeRed wine1.76 hectares (4.3 acres)
Romanée-Saint-VivantCôte de NuitsVosne-RomanéeRed wine8.45 hectares (20.9 acres)
CortonCôte de BeaunePernand-Vergelesses[b]Red and some white wine97.53 hectares (241.0 acres)
CharlemagneCôte de BeaunePernand-Vergelesses[c]White wine0 hectares (0 acres)
CortonCôte de BeauneLadoix-Serrigny[b]Red and some white wine97.53 hectares (241.0 acres)
Corton-CharlemagneCôte de BeauneLadoix-Serrigny[b]White wine52.08 hectares (128.7 acres)
CortonCôte de BeauneAloxe-Corton[b]Red and some white wine97.53 hectares (241.0 acres)
CharlemagneCôte de BeauneAloxe-Corton[c]White wine0 hectares (0 acres)
Bâtard-MontrachetCôte de BeaunePuligny-Montrachet[d]White wine11.73 hectares (29.0 acres)
Bienvenues-Bâtard-MontrachetCôte de BeaunePuligny-MontrachetWhite wine3.58 hectares (8.8 acres)
Chevalier-MontrachetCôte de BeaunePuligny-MontrachetWhite wine7.47 hectares (18.5 acres)
MontrachetCôte de BeaunePuligny-Montrachet[e]White wine8.00 hectares (19.8 acres)
Criots-Bâtard-MontrachetCôte de BeauneChassagne-MontrachetWhite wine1.57 hectares (3.9 acres)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ab The majority of the Bonnes Mares vineyard is located in Chambolle-Musigny with a small portion also in Morey-St.-Denis.
  2. ^ abcd Corton and Corton-Charlemagne straddle the boundary between Pernand-Vergelesses, Ladoix-Serrigny, and Aloxe-Corton.
  3. ^ ab Charlemagne straddles the boundary between Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, but the appellation is almost never used, as wines are usually sold as Corton-Charlemagne instead.
  4. ^ Bâtard-Montrachet is located in both Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet.
  5. ^ Le Montrachet is located in both Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet.

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References[edit]

  1. ^BIVB: Chiffres‐clés de la Bourgogne Viticole, accessed on May 5, 2012
  2. ^H. Johnson Vintage: The Story of Wine pg 131 Simon and Schuster 1989 ISBN0-671-68702-6
  3. ^K. MacNeil The Wine Bible pg 191-195 Workman Publishing 2001 ISBN1-56305-434-5
  4. ^BIVB: Les Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée de Bourgogne, accessed on May 5, 2012
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The Côte de Beaune is the southern half of the escarpment of the Côte d'Or, named after the important town and wine centre of Beaune. The greatest white wines of Burgundy and some very fine reds are grown on this stretch. Over the years the villages here and in the Côte de Nuits to the north have tended to append the name of their most famous vineyard to the village name, so that Aloxe became Aloxe-Corton and both Puligny and Chassagne grabbed the world-famous suffix Montrachet.

As in its northerly neighbour the Côte de Nuits, a cross-section of the escarpment reveals topsoils too sparse on the hilltop and too fertile in the plain to produce wine of any quality. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are planted in the lowest vineyards on flat, fertile land to produce generic Bourgogne Rouge and Bourgogne Blanc, as well as Bourgogne Aligoté and its red counterpart Bourgogne Passetoutgrains. These in turn give way to village appellation vineyards; as the ground starts to slope upwards, drainage improves, and the soil is less fertile. The principal village appellations, from north to south, are Corton and Corton-Charlemagne, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, and Chassagne-Montrachet. Many of the wines carrying the names of these particularly well-known villages can be absolutely marvellous but bottlers who care more about money than quality often bottle some of Burgundy's worst bargains under them.

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Where the slope becomes more pronounced and clay gives way to stonier topsoil, the vineyards enjoying improved drainage and greater sun exposure are designated premiers crus. The finest vineyards, in certain villages only, are classified as grands crus. The premier and grand cru vineyards are mainly at elevations between 250 and 300 m (820 and 980 ft) above sea level. Near the top of the slope, where the soil is almost too poor, there is usually a narrow band of regional appellation vineyards providing fine but light wines labeled in this sector of the Côte d'Or as Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune.

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Red wines from the lesser villages of the Côte may be sold under their own names or labeled with the communal appellation of Côte de Beaune-Villages. This appellation is available for the wines of Auxey-Duresses, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chorey-lès-Beaune, Ladoix-Serrigny, Meursault, Monthélie, Pernand-Vergelesses, Puligny-Montrachet, St-Aubin, St-Romain, Santenay, and Savigny-lès-Beaune. Wines from these smaller villages can offer particularly good value for money.

The white wines produced in the better sites of the Côte de Beaune (notably in the villages of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, and Chassagne-Montrachet, along with the grand cru Corton-Charlemagne) are the most savoury, full-bodied, age-worthy dry whites in the world – a world away from the simplistic appeal of a commercial Chardonnay. Fine white burgundy, when young, is more likely to show the character of the oak in which it has been vinified than the grapes from which it came. Hallmarks of quality are fullness of body, balance of acidity, and persistence of flavour. Only after two or more years of bottle age will a fine Meursault or Puligny-Montrachet start to show the quality of the fruit, which will deepen with age. A village appellation wine should be at its best between three and five years old, a premier cru from five to 10 years, while a grand cru worthy of its status needs a full decade of bottle ageing.