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The Auxey-Duresses appellation is an appellation Villages of the Côte de Beaune in Beaune sub-region of Burgundy and producing wines from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties, in East of France.

Its communal appellation was created in 1937. This vineyard is located southwest of Beaune, between Monthelie and Saint-Romain, exactly. On 1.15 square kilometers of clay-limestone soils, AOC produces 700,000 liters of wine each year, 70% red, made from pinot noir. The AOC Auxey-Duresses was created in 1970. Before the introduction of the appellation system in 1930.

Palatable Auxey Wines

The wines of Auxey-Duresses are powerful and robust. On the palate, pinot noir is fine, supple, and fleshy. Astringent in its youth, its tannins soften over time, and its texture becomes velvety and spicy notes. With good keeping, the wine of Auxey-Duresses can be made wait 5 to 10 years.

Auxey-Duresses has nine Premiers Crus climates, such as Les Duresses, shared with the AOC Monthelie, which gives very aromatic wines or La Chapelle, with powerful wines.

The climate of Auxey-Duresses is continental type, with dry, warm summers and cool, extended winters. While spring arrives earlier in Auxey-Duresses than in Burgundy’s northern outposts like Chablis, the commune’s viticulturists must still contend with cold spring mornings and the risk of frost damage to their vines.

A part of the important features of Auxey-Duresses appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: clay-limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Red.
  • Aromas: velvety and spicy notes.
  • Aging potential: 5 – 10 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Auxey-Duresses appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: clay-limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: white.
  • Aromas: woody aromas.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About 1.15 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Auxey-Duresses
Grapes: Pinot Noi for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines
Types of Wines: White Wine, Red Wine

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