Maison des Vins de la Côte Chalonnaise
The Burgundy “Climats”, whether singular or in multiples, provide the identity of our wines. They are completely unique and in 2015 were classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a conjunction of man and nature.
But what is a “Climat” exactly? A “Climat” is essentially the Burgundian concept of “terroir” – that is the unique association of soils, grape variety, micro-climate as well as the knowledge and skill of the vine-grower/wine maker.
With 2000 years of history, the Burgundy vineyards have been enriched by the experiences of man. Each wine produced from a “Climat” has its own taste and a place in the hierarchy of vintages.
The “Climats” follow on from each other along a slim ribbon connecting Dijon to Santenay to the south of Beaune. In the Côte Chalonnaise, in Saône et Loire, the appellation of Maranges contains seven “Climats” classified as Premier Crus (in the villages of Cheilly-lès-Maranges, Dezize-lès-Maranges, Sampigny-lès-Maranges).
So many “Climats” guaranteeing the typicality of each wine in order to offer you an unique taste experience!