Côte de Beaune



  • a famous wine-producing district in the south of the Côte d’Or area of the Burgundy region of France, taking its name from the town of Beaune. Beaune itself is the home of many well-known négociants (wine merchants rather than growers), but they are prevented from dominating the wine trade by the fact that the surrounding area contains many of the grand cru and premier cru vineyards of Burgundy. The area grows mostly Pinot Noir grapes for red wine and Chardonnay grapes for its world-famous white wines from the grands crus of Montrachet. There is also a côte de Beaune AOC that includes a few vineyards that are not classified with higher status.