There are 9 major wine regions in France. Below are most of them…
Within Burgundy there are five major sub-regions:
All the regions focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay except Bouzeron in Chalonnais which uses Aligote, Beaujolais which uses Gamay and St-Bris near Chablis, which uses Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Gris & Pinot Blanc are found but little used.
Chablis special soils, cool-climate little to no new oak with Grand Cru & Premier Vineyards.
The Côte d’Or meaning slope of gold or east (as in Oriental) is divided into the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits….
Northern Côte d’Or is home to some of the worlds greatest wines produced from the elegant Pinot Noir grape:
So within Côte d’Or is Côte de Nuits, within Nuits is the village of Vosne-Romanée which is home to the stunning wines of Romanée Conti, Romanée-St-Vivant, La Tâche, Richebourg, La Grand Rue and La Romanée.
Next up the Côte de Beaune, which is home to some of the greatest expressions of Chardonnay in the world and home to the most expensive Chardonnay in Le Montrachet! But more Pinot Noir is actually planted and produced in this esteemed region.
Puligny-Montrachet Village shares the great vineyards of le Montrachet and it’s neighbors:
Vineyards of Volnay and Pommard the neighbors in Côte de Beaune making silky elegant Pinot Noir.
Vineyards of Meursault… one of the homes of Domaine Henri Darnat