Burgundy Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Tours

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There are 5 wine regions in Burgundy : Cote d’Or, Cote Chalonnaise, Chablis, Maconnais and Beaujolais. Four grapes are permitted in these regions. The reds are Pinot Noir and Gamay. The Pinot does best in the Cote d’Or region while Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais.

Burgundy is home to some of the most famous wines of the world, represents 3% of France’s vineyards and has a higher number of appellations d'origine contrôlée (AOCs) than any other French region. In 2000, Burgundy had a total of 3 200 wine domaines (compared to 50 in the early 19th century). The largest producer is Maison Louis Latour in Beaune with 350,000 cases per year.

Pinot Noir Route 1

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Drive to Pommard and a stop to discover the vineyards of Meursault, Volnay, Pommard and Beaune. Tasting lunch in Aloxe-Corton (closed mondays). At the top of Pernand Vergelesses passing the Corton Grands Crus see the surrounding vineyards before visiting Nuits Saint Georges, passing through the vineyards vougeot, chambolle-musigny, morey-saint-denis, gevrey-chambertin, Vosne-romanée and finally Romanée Conti

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Planning & Reservations

Pinot Noir Route 2

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Drive through the Cote de Beaune with wine explanation on Burgundy wines rules, topology and terroir.  First stop at the famous "Chateau De Pommard" for a tour with a private English speaking guide. Discussion of the history of the Chateau while having a promenade in the courtyard close to the vineyard. Visit of their beautiful cellar with a million of bottles...And first wine tasting!!! Drive through renowned villages such as Volnay, Meursault, Puligny- montrachet and Chassagne-montrachet from and see the most famous vineyards. Stop for a wine pairing lunch at La maison d'Olivier Leflaive. After lunch we discover the Cote de Nuits and Vosne-Romanee and a convivial wine tasting welcome at the family domaine Bernard Rion and then a stop only at the Castle of the Clos de Vougeot - built by the Cistercians monks of the Abbaye de Citeaux, XII century before returning to Dijon through Chambol.

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Planning & Reservations

Pinot Noir Route 3

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The Côte d’Or, known for its calcarious plateau that feeds some of the best vineyards of the region, with the city of Beaune as its wine trading capital. From Dijon drive to Santenay on the route de vins and first stop at the windmill of Santenay to discover the vineyards at Santenay and Chassagne-Montrachet at Clos des Chevaliers. After lunch visit Pommard stopping to view the vineyards of Mortals, Volnay, Pommard and Beaune. Mid afternoon. stop at Domaine Comte Senard for a tasting of Charlemagne / Corton en charlemagne / Clos des meix

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Planning & Reservations

Half Tour Combinations

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Côte de Nuits et Grands Crus (Romanée Conti, Clos de Vougeot, Chambertin) OR Côte & Hautes Côtes de Beaune (Aloxe Corton, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet).

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The Chablis region is the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. The grapevines around the town of Chablis are almost all Chardonnay, making a dry white wine renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste.

The northern location along the 48th parallel north places Chablis at the northern extremes of viable viticulture. The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavors less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates. The wines often have a "flinty" note, sometimes described tasting of gun flint, and sometimes as "steely". In comparison to the white wines from the rest of Burgundy, Chablis has on average much less influence of oak.

Most basic Chablis is completely unoaked, and vinified in stainless steel tanks. The amount of barrel maturation, if any, is a stylistic choice which varies widely among Chablis producers. Many Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines receive some maturation in oak barrels, but typically the time in barrel and the proportion of new barrels is much smaller than for white wines of Cote de Beaune.

The Chardonnay in Chablis almost has the same terroir as the Blancs de Blancs (White Coast) of Champagne with chalky soil filled with oyster shells at certain levels. In fact in some of the cellars you can see these shells. 2 of the famous names of Chablis are Chateau Grenouille and Mouttonne.

Chardonnay Tour

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First multi tasting of the day, at a small traditional producer near Auxerre where a sharp taste is the key to a good Chablis so the wines are fermented mostly in steel vats. Here we also have time to visit an incredible collection of of 3000 corkscrews and tolls of the wine grower and sommelier. Not far away is the charming village of Chablis for explanation of Terroir at the Orientation Table with a panoramic view in the Grand Cru Vineyards facing South toward the Serein River and then another 6 wine tasting of the full range and visit to the 16th century cellars and production facility. After lunch at Bistro des Grand Cru or Hostellier de Clos or Picnic in the grounds of a wine producer we will drive over to Champagne for a multi tasting visit at one of the largest producers in the south of Champagne followed by a final Champagne tasting at a fmaily prodcuer or cultural visit to either medieval Troyes..

Includes: Professional Driver Guide / Planning & Reservations