Côte de Beaune
A 16 mile by 3 mile strip of land based around the town of Beaune is all there is to the Côte de Beaune. But from here comes the world’s most expensive white wine Le Montrachet, as well as the reds of Corton and Pommard. The gentle escarpment slope carries the main vineyards on which the Chardonnay grape excels where the limestone is present, and the Pinot Noir on the heavier marl soils. The wines are exceptional – Volnay, Meursault, Monthelie, Beaune, Aloxe Corton, Santenay, Chassagne and Puligney Montrachet to name but a few gems.