Just south of the traditional Burgundy growing area is Beaujolais, a large vine growing area responsible for red wines from the Gamay variety. There are ten cru village appellations as well as the standard Beaujolais and Beaujolais villages appellations.
The world famous Chablis area lies somewhat north of Burgundy but is still generall akcnowledged as one of the region’s sub zones. Made with Chardonnay it covers the main Chablis as well as the expanded Petit Chablis.
The Côte Chalonnaise is often overlooked by wine lovers in favour of the more prestigious villages of the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, but here appellations such as Givry and Mercurey have been demonstrating for years that fine wine can be made from both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
The Côte de Beaune is home to some of the world’s most recognised wines, notably Chardonnay from the Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault, and Pinot Noir from Pommard and Volnay.
The Côte de Nuits is one of the most famous wine regions in the world and home to some of Burgundy’s most iconic Pinot Noir wines. Apart from boasting Grand Cru sites such as Chambertin, La Tâche and Romanée-Conti, it contains a wealth of well known villages such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée.
The Mâconnais is home to some of Burgundy’s most accessible white wines. Almost all the wine here is made from Chardonnay.