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Burgundy wine is intimately linked to the medieval and monastic history of wine from the 7th century. It is in Burgundy that are among the greatest wines in the world. Burgundy offers a pyramidal classification based on the regional appellations, then village appellations, names related to climates or so-called places, then 1er Crus and finally ...

Burgundy wine is intimately linked to the medieval and monastic history of wine from the 7th century. It is in Burgundy that are among the greatest wines in the world. Burgundy offers a pyramidal classification based on the regional appellations, then village appellations, names related to climates or so-called places, then 1er Crus and finally the summit of Grands Crus. Burgundy produces white (62%), red and rosé (30%) and Crémants (8%) wines mainly from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but also from Aligoté and Gamay. Burgundy is divided into almost 100 different appellations. Another specificity, some vineyards are surrounded by a stone wall, these parcels are also called Clos. These climates are listed since July 4, 2015 as UNESCO World Heritage.
There are 23 regional appellations, these appellations encompass all the production of Burgundy, such as Burgundy, Burgundy Chitry, Burgundy Côtes Chalonnaise, Burgundy Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Hautes Côtes de Nuits and many others, 44 appellations Village carry the name of the commune where are the vineyards, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Chassagne Montrachet, Gevrey-Chambertin, Givry, Meursault, Pommard, Rully, Santenay, Volnay etc .. some parcels of these villages are named as climate or Places said for their specificities and are classified in 1er Cru whose, Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume", Morey-Saint-Denis 1st Cru "Les Millandes", Nuits-Saint-Georges 1st Cru "Aux Chaignots" or Pommard 1er Cru "Clos Orchards ". Finally 33 Grand Cru appellations make the world reputation of Burgundy as the Clos de Tart, Corton, Echezeaux, Montrachet, Romanee Conti, The Task, Richebourg.

Did you know ? 1 hectare = 24 worked. A craft is the surface that a man could cut in a day's work. This measure is still used in transactions in Burgundy.

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