Aloxe-Corton is best known for the 160 hectare Grand Cru Corton hill, but the village makes high quality wines
Auxey-Duresses AOC is one of the red and white wine villages of the Côte de Beaune. Around a third of its Pinot Noir production is classified as Premier Cru. Auxey-Duresses is often in high demand in hot vintages given the area’s relative coolness against other appellations of the Côte de Beaune.
Although the village of Beaune has no Grand Cru sites at all, it does boast 42 Premier Cru. Following the domaine is perhaps more important at this level, but Les Marconnets, Greves, Clos du Roi and Close des Mouches frequently stand out as consistently excellent sites.
Chassagne-Montrachet AOC is one of the world’s most famous Chardonnay appellations. It also boasts a number of of Premier Cru vineyard sites.
Despite not possessing any Grand Cru sites, Meursault is one of Burgundy’s most acclaimed white wine appellations. Produced from Chardonnay, it includes the outstanding Premier Cru Vineyard sites of Aux Perrieres, Les Genevrieres and Les Charmes.
Pernand-Vergelesses AOC is an interesting territory in the Côte de Beaune producing wines from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. There are eight climat sites classed as Premier Cru and these can apply to red and white wines.
Savigny-Lès-Beaune is a red and white appellation in the Côte de Beaune. There are 22 Premier Cru sites.
Located between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet, this iconic Grand Cru vineyard boasts gravelly soils above a limestone base and is considered one of the great Chardonnay terroirs.
Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet Is a Grand Cru vineyard located in the commune of Puligny Montrachet and is famed for outstanding white wines from Chardonnay. Production comes from just a few hectares and consequently prices are high.
The village of Blagny is home to red wines with seven premier cru vineyard sites. White wines made here will carry the Chassagne Montrachet or Puligny Montrachet appellation.
Chevalier-Montrachet is a Grand Cru vineyard in the commune of Puligny Montrachet. Produced from around 7 hectares PF Chardonnay it forms part of the trio of vineyards named after a medieval legend. The wines are of exceptional quality.
Corton Grand Cru covers the three communes of Pernand-Vergelesses, Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny and produces both red and white wines. Grand Cru since 1937 it represents 160.2 hectares. There are a number of lieu dit in the appellation and these may appear on the label.
Maranges AOC Is a village level appellation in the Côte de Beaune covering predominantly red wines from Pinot Noir. There are also a handful of vineyards classified as Premier Cru. A small amount of white wine is produced from around 15 hectares.
Monthélie is primarily a red wine appellation in the Côte de Beaune. Located between Volnay and Meursault, its wines are produced on limestone, marl and clay soils and has a growing reputation as a source of good value red Burgundy.
Montrachet is one of the great wines of Burgundy. This Grand Cru site find itself split between the villages of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. Wine must be produced exclusively with Chardonnay.
Pommard is a red wine producing village in the Côte de Beaune. Although village level Pommard wines can be impressive, it is the Premier Cru vineyard sites of Les Rugiens, Les Epenots, and Clos des Expeneaux that really shine.
Puligny-Montrachet is a world famous appellation for Chardonnay.
Saint Aubin is situated to the west of Chassagne Montrachet and is home to red and white wines, although white wine from Chardonnay dominates. There are 20 Premier Cru vineyard sites.
One of the more obscure appellations in the Côte de Beaune, Saint-Romain AOC produces Pinot Noir and its wines may make reference to a small selection of Lieux Dits.
The wines of Santenay are becoming increasingly popular. Producing mainly Pinot Noir it was given its official appellation status in 1937. Situated at the southern end of the Côte de Beaune it boasts 12 Premier Cru sites.
Volnay is one of the great Pinot Noir villages of the Cote de Beaune. It sits on higher ground between Pommard and Meursault. There are 15 Premier Cru sites and include famous vineyards such as the Santenots and Clos des Chênes.