Côte de Beaune
Côte de Beaune is the second half of the Côte d’Or in Burgundy. It starts just south of the Côte de Nuits. It extends over a little more than 20 km. The soil is mainly composed of marl clay and limestone. Côte de Beaune slope has a northeast to southwest orientation and it is gentler than in Côte de Nuits. The vineyards exposition in Côte de Beaune is southeast.
Côte de Beaune is home to the best and most elegant and complex expression of Chardonnay in the world meaning the best white wines. The production of Pinot Noir wines is also outstanding and considered unique and off the charts in elegance and complexity. Côte de Beaune red wines are well known for their lovely bouquet and elegant body. They are lighter than the red wines produced in Côte de Nuits. Its white wines are incredibly rich, buttery and smooth with a lovely dry finish.