What are the great wines of Burgundy?

What are the great wines of Burgundy?

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And what about discovering the exceptional landscapes of Burgundy? 
We will accompany and guide you along the Great Burgundy Wine Route.

Ancestral lands that shape the great wines of Burgundy

Since 2015, the climats of Burgundy have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the result of 2000 years of history and winemaking traditions. These climats create a unique link between each wine and its place of origin. Burgundy wines owe their reputation to their terroirs, but above all to the passion of generations of winemakers.

Burgundy's vineyards cover 30,000 hectares, or 4% of France's AOC vineyards. There are 84 appellations, each with its own characteristics. This mosaic of vineyards has even been grouped into "Vignobles & Découvertes" (Vineyards & Discoveries). What is the best red wine from Burgundy?


Exceptional Burgundy grape varieties

The great wines of Burgundy are mainly made from two grape varieties: Pinot Noir for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines. The vast region boasts many exceptional wines such as the 1st Crus and Grand Crus of Burgundy. In their own way, the great wines of Burgundy express their authenticity and ancestral traditions.

What is the price of a good Burgundy? The price depends first and foremost on the estate from which the wine comes. Make your choice according to your preferences, your budget and the dishes you want to accompany. On average, you can expect to pay between €500 and €4,000 for exceptional Burgundy Grand Crus.

Today, several Burgundy wine producers are turning to organic farming. Free from chemical products, organic and biodynamic wines take full advantage of their ecosystem. From regional appellations to communes, 1st Crus and Grand Crus, there are four levels of classification for Burgundy wines.

Four main regions for Burgundy's great wines

Burgundy's vineyards can be divided into four main geographical areas. The first is the Côte de Nuits, which stretches from Marsannay to Corgoloin. Predominantly planted to Pinot Noir, this unique terroir includes recognised village appellations such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Chambolle-Musigny. The Côte de Nuits is home to the Grand Crus of Burgundy, such as Musigny, Chambertin and Romanée-Conti.

The Chablis region is famous for its white grape varieties, which are both dry and elegant. The minerality of the wines gives them distinctive flavours. Next, from Ladoix-Serrigny to Chagny, we explore the famous Côte de Beaune. It's a real haven for great white wines like Meursault, Corton-Charlemagne or Montrachet.

Which is Burgundy's greatest Grand Cru? The Côte de Beaune is home to several Burgundy Grand Crus such as Pommard, Corton or Volnay. Givry, Montagny, Mercurey, Rully: the Côte Chalonnaise offers very good red and white wines.

For your next trip along Burgundy's great wine route, relax at the Les Sept Fontaines hotel in Tournus. Enjoy delicious meals in an authentic setting, accompanied by our prestigious wines, carefully preserved with patience and passion by the best winemakers.