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The Côte de Nuits of Bourgogne (Burgundy) Part 2

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This week’s show covers the southern part of the Côte de Nuits, south of Gevrey-Chambertin. In this part of the Côte de Nuits you will find some of the most famed, expensive and coveted Pinot Noir on earth. We start with a recap of episode 464 to tie these two shows together. Then we work our way through the southern half of the Côte de Nuits. Like the first show, this is quite a download and we try to provide a structure for understanding this study in terroir, and what matters most when thinking about Burgundy's Pinot Noir.

The Côte de Nuits lies between the city of Dijon in the north and hamlet of Nuits-Saint-Georges in the south (from which the Côte takes its name). In this small area, you will find most famed, expensive, and best Pinot Noir on earth. Most producers make less than 1,000 cases of wine a year and the prices boggle the mind.

Map: Vins-Bourgogne

This time we jump right in and cover the communes south of Gevrey-Chambertin. These regions include vineyards that produce some of the most famed and expensive wines in the world. We cover:

  • Morey-Saint-Denis and its Grands Crus
  • Chambolle-Musigny and its Grands Crus
  • Vougeot and its Grand Cru
  • Flagey-Échezeaux and its Grands Crus
  • Vosne-Romanée and its Grand Crus
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges

We reference these podcasts in the show:

Here's a map of the Côte de Nuits to reference during the show

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  • The Vins de Bourgogne site
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Wine, Jancis Robinson, et al
  • The World Atlas of Wine, Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
  • The Wines of Burgundy, Clive Coates, MW
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