Our Vineyards

 

The undisputed ambassador of Burgundy is clearly its wine. But there is more than one Burgundy… Soil and location, altitude and aspect – nature offers a wide range of variables to winegrowers to combine with their savoir faire in order to create an infinite number of harmonies.

 

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The winegrowing families of Blason de Bourgogne work within the five main production areas in Burgundy, from the Chablis-Auxerre region, to the Côtes / Hautes-Côtes de Nuits and the Côtes / Hautes-Côtes de Beaune regions - as well as the Côte Chalonnaise and, finally, the Mâconnais vineyards. With wine growing families in every region of Burgundy – as well as prime vineyard locations in prestigious regions – Blason de Bourgogne represents an overview of Burgundy, while still expressing the true subtleties of each region. Indeed the Blason de Bourgogne range showcases the best expression of the area’s two most popular grapes – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – providing excellent nuances in their taste profiles. 

 

 

 

 

 

Carte Chablisien

THE Chablis Region

 

 

With a production area covering more than 4,500 hectares (over 11,100 acres), the vineyards of Chablis represent the largest single appellation in Burgundy. Spread out in all directions from the Serein River, taking in some 20 villages located around the small town of Chablis along the way, this internationally renowned region produces only white wine. These are characterised by their limpidity, elegance and racy acidity – you might well say that Chablis has become synonymous with ‘outstanding, dry white wine’.

 

 

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Carte Auxerrois

The Auxerre region

 

 

In the Yonne valley, which lies south of the town of Auxerre, you’ll find many small vineyards of ancient origin. Together, they belong to a region known as ‘Greater Auxerre’, which unites some 1,500 hectares (about 3,700 acres) of vineyards. Its principal varieties are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as in the rest of Burgundy, but you’ll also find a small production of wines made from Sauvignon Blanc in the Appellation of Saint Bris. 

 

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Carte Côte et Haute Côte de Beaune et de Nuits

Côtes and Hautes Côtes de beaune and NUITs

 

 

The French département known as the Côte d’Or is, quite literally, at the heart of Burgundy’s vineyards, and its great wines have contributed significantly to the region’s viticultural renown. There is another Burgundy, however, a Burgundy famed for the warmth of its welcome, for its delicious food and for its sheer joie de vivre. This region comprises four vineyard zones, which run in the following order from north to south: the Côte de Nuits (3,600 hectares, about 8,900 acres, spread over some 20 kilometres, about 13 miles) and, above them, the slopes of the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits (657 hectares, about 1,600 acres). Then comes the Côte de Beaune (6,000 hectares, about 15,000 acres spread over 26 kilometres, about 16 miles), overlooked, in turn, by the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune (814 hectares, about 2,000 acres).

 

 

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Carte Côte Chalonnaise

the Côte Chalonnaise

 

 

Following on from the southerly tip of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends southwards for 25 kilometres (about 16 miles), creating around 4,300 hectares (10,625 acres) of vineyard area. Soils, climate and viticultural methods are all similar to those found in the Côte d’Or, as are the dominant grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In addition, this region is also known for another variety: Aligoté. The village appellations, though perhaps less illustrious than their famous neighbours, are well worth getting to know… particularly Montagny, which produces seductive, elegant wines.

 

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Carte Mâconnais

the Mâconnais region

 

 

The southernmost vineyards of Burgundy are found in the Mâconnais, a region that stretches over around 40 kilometres (about 24 miles), with around 6,800 hectares (16,800 acres) of vineyards. With their galleried houses and Romanesque churches, the villages in this area are particularly picturesque. Landscapes can be stunning, too; particularly landmarks like the Solutré and Vergisson rocks, great limestone spurs that just out over the vineyards. Both are also major prehistoric sites.

 

The white wines from this region are made from Chardonnay, while red wines are made from Gamay. Pouilly Fuissé has a well-established reputation and is, arguably, the foremost of the village appellations – but this emblematic appellation is being challenged by Saint Véran, a relative newcomer that has seen remarkable improvements in quality development in recent years.

 

 

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Carte A.O.C. régionales

Bourgogne

 

 

Our roots go deep, in both the land and the culture of Burgundy. A region known worldwide for its wine : the standard bearer and expression of our art de vivre and epicurean status. Let's not forget, however, the diversity of our spectacular landscapes and the richness of our architecture.

 

 

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