Respectable in Eastern France

The Côte-de-Beaune appellation extends around the syncline of Volnay, from Ladoix to Maranges, on a total surface of 0.3 square kilometers. This appellation is one of the wine sub-region of Burgundy, East of France and produces red and white wines with respectively Pinot noir and Chardonnay as the main grape varieties. The production rate is approximately 85 percent for red wines and less than 15 percent for white wines. While there are no Grand Cru vineyards within Beaune, there are several well-known and highly regarded Premier Cru vineyards. The AOC was created in 1936.

Wine Expressing Earth

This vineyard is distinct from the Côte de Nuits, which borders it by an essential presence of marly outcrops due to the depression of the Middle Jurassic. This phenomenon is at the origin of wines more tender and more feminine than those of the Côte de Nuits. The soils are brown calcareous, and calcic and located at an altitude of between 300 and 370 meters.

This appellation produces approximately 164,200 liters of wines each year, mostly reds made with pinot noir and dry white wines with chardonnay. Even if they are less numerous, the Côte de Beaune whites express entirely all the characteristics of their grape variety, thanks to a significant presence of marls in the earth that hosts it.

Best Climate to Grow Best Grapes

Four climates obtained a Premier Cru ranking: Les Pierres Blanches, Montbattois, La Grande Châtelaine, and Les Monsnières. The reds have a deep ruby ​​color with light mauve hues. Their round and flattering mouth also have a nice acidity allowing them to age. And on the nose, these are wines with aromas of red berries, with undergrowth notes. The whites carry with excellence the Chardonnay expressions through a lively and lively robe of brilliant gold. Aromas of citrus and fresh grass accompany Their flowery bouquet, and on the palate, their minerality can give way to a hazelnut finish. Both have a 2 to 5-year aging potential.

The grapes must reach a maturity of at least 10.5 percent potential alcohol for village-level red wine, 11.0% for village-level white wine and Premier Cru red wine, and 11.5% for Premier Cru white wine. Besides, Beaune is the center of the Burgundy wine business, too.


A part of the important features of Côte-de-Beaune appellation for dry white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Brown calcareous and calcic and marls.
  • Taste: Well Balanced.
  • Wine color: Dry white.
  • Aromas: Citrus and fresh grass.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C


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

  • Soil: Brown calcareous and calcic.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Red (deep ruby ​​color), undergrowth notes.
  • Aromas: Red berries.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 17° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About 0.3 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Côte-de-Beaune
Grapes: Pinot Noi for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines
Types of Wines: White Wine, Red Wine

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Selected wineries in Côte-de-Beaune

Domaine Af Gros
The Af Gros domain is a farm located in Burgundy, in Pommard.
Domaine Charles François & Fils
A mix of family traditions and modern management.
Domaine Debray
A winery includes well range of wine from different appellations.
Domaine des Terres De Velle
Locate in Chemin de Sous la Velle, started in 2009. Come to listen the story of Sophie and Fabrice.

Wine tastings & tours in Côte-de-Beaune

Wine tasting and tour at La Table De Pierre Bourée
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Wine tasting and tour at Maison Bouchard Père & Fils
Burgundy wine tasting at Maison Bouchard Pere & Fils along with a guided winery tour