Heart of Côte de Beaune

The Beaune appellation is an appellation Villages of the Côte de Beaune created in 1936. It is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, between Savigny-lès-Beaune in the north and Pommard in the south in Beaune’s commune in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy, East of France. Beaune classified 42 climates as Premier Cru vineyards, located as broadband across the commune.

Beaune is famous for the sale of its hospices’ wines and produces each year 1, 550,000 liters of wine on its 4.20 square kilometers area. The characteristics of the vineyards of the hillside of Beaune appellation are homogeneous; the vines’ exposure is quite varied. Beaune’s wines’ expression is often very different; each wine, red or white, has its character. The production consists of slightly over 85 percent red wine and somewhat less than 15 percent white wine.

Flavor-some Wines of  Beaune

In the north, the wines are intense, while they are more flexible and rounder in the south. The rarer white wines are made from Chardonnay. They deserve to be tasted young, on the fruit. After 3 to 5 years of care, they will develop fat and mellow. Beaune’s red wines, from Pinot Noir, are quite powerful and have a rich aromatic palette supported by fairly elegant tannins. Often full-bodied and spicy, they are good wines that can even wait for 20 years.

A part of the important features of Beaune appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: clay-limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Red.
  • Aromas: spicy.
  • Aging potential: 5 – 20 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Beaune appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: clay-limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: white.
  • Aromas: woody aromas.
  • Aging potential: 3 – 5 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About 4.2 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Beaune
Grapes: Pinot Noi for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines
Types of Wines: White Wine, Red Wine

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