Home to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Burgundy lies in the heart of France, approximately two hours from Paris, and is 220 metres above average altitude. It lies in eastern France and runs from Chablis, in the north, to the Beujolais region, north of Lyon. It is a legendary region that offers white and red wines that are among the best and most famous in the world.
With a continental climate of harsh winters and frosts at some times of the year, it brings together basic characteristics to grow other great types of grapes besides these two native, such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gamay, Sauvignon Blanc, Aligoté, and Melon de Bourgogne.
It is divided into different wine sub-regions, each with its own particularity: Chablis, Grand Auxerrois, Côte de Nuits, Châtillonnais. Chardonnay grapes occupy about 48% of the vineyards, while Pinot Noir 34%, the rest is completed by Gamay grapes with 10%, and Aligoté with 6%.
The wines of the region are classified in more than 100 different denominations, called in France appellations d’Origine Contrôlée, thanks to the huge diversity of natural conditions found in the region.