Definition - What does Beaune mean?

Situated in the French region of Bourgogne, Beaune or Côte de Beaune is a winemaking appellation that is famous for its high quality white and red wine varietals. A historical French winemaking region, Beaune makes mostly red wines that have complex flavors of tropical fruits, low acidity, creamy texture and the essence of oak.

WineFrog explains Beaune

The town of Beaune is located in southern Burgundy’s Cote d’Or region and surrounded by vineyards that create exceptionally superior wines. The climate is temperate and sunny and there is a continuous belt of vineyards that stretch across the region 20km north to south.

Most of the grapes grown in the region descend from Pinot Noir grapes and its white wines are made from Chardonnay grapes. It makes one of the most well-known Grand Crus called Montrachet or Meursault Premier Cru.

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