de Beaune begins just a few miles south
of Nuits Saint-Georges, around the village
de Beaune appellation is given to wines
coming from the city of Beaune but also from
16 villages around Beaune such as Auxey-Duresses, Chassagne-Montrachet,
Ladoix, Saint-Romain and Savigny les Beaune.
de Beaune are noticeable for their aroma
and their warm bouquet. They have a tendency
to a slightly lighter body and a quicker maturation
than the Côtes
white wines of Côte de Beaune are straw-yellow,
robust, thick and smooth, very dry.
de Beaune Villages is a different appellation.
Wines from all the Côte de Beaune area
can substitute their local appellation with
this regional type of appellation.
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