Beaune

Recognized since 1936, the controlled designation of origin Beaune is derived from vineyards located on the western and southwestern part of the commune of Beaune, in Burgundy . To the south are immediately the appellations Pommard and Volnay. The vineyard covers an area of ​​about 407 hectares, planted on a limestone and marly soil,...
Recognized since 1936, the controlled designation of origin Beaune is derived from vineyards located on the western and southwestern part of the commune of Beaune, in Burgundy . To the south are immediately the appellations Pommard and Volnay. The vineyard covers an area of ​​about 407 hectares, planted on a limestone and marly soil, oriented South, Southeast, particularly adapted to the Pinot Noir culture: Red wines represent 87% of the production of the a ppellation Beaune . The Chardonnay grape is used to produce the great white wines of Beaune . 42 Climats (or parcels) are classified in Premier Crus, which represent 75% of the total vineyard with 312 hectares. The red wines of the Appellation Beaune are soft in the southern part of the vineyard, on a soil of rauracian limestone very close to that of Volnay. In the north, the wines are more robust, powerful and intense. Ruby-colored, the wines of Beaune develop notes of black and red fruits very marked in their youth. As they age, they take characteristic notes of humus and undergrowth, spices and leather. The white wines of Beaune , worn by the Chardonnay, are generally of fairly pale color, gold with a green reflection. Less powerful than a Meursault or a Puligny Montrachet, they develop the same notes white flowers, dried fruits and almonds. There are usually notes of honey and cinnamon. Particularly fruity and lively in its youth, the wine of Beaune gains fat and fluffy.
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