Burgundy is made up of 28,715 ha of vines and boasts 100 AOCs (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée). Its geographical location, at the crossroads of Mediterranean and continental influences, particular climatic conditions, the exposure and orientation of the vineyards, as well as its very unique soils and sub-soils, make it a most suitable place for the production of great wines.
Above all, it is home to Pinot Noir (34%) and Chardonnay (48%), two famous, internationally renowned grape varieties. Burgundy wines are all single varietal wines, which is rare and what gives them their special character along with their remarkable precision.
A climat is a specifically delimited vineyard plot with particular geological and climatic conditions where human intervention is also strictly regulated. It is this mosaic (there are 1247 climats in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits) that yields such a wide variety of wines, each of which has its own organoleptic characteristics. This explains why a Pommard Premier Cru "Les Rugiens" is not the same as a Pommard Premier Cru "Les Chaponnières".
This cultural heritage was recognized as having outstanding universal value by UNESCO, which put Burgundy’s climats on its World Heritage List on 4 July 2015.
As a major patron of the proposal, we were strongly implicated in this collective adventure from the beginning and are thrilled about this decision that will showcase an incomparable 2000 year-old legacy and ensure that it is passed on to future generations.