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The main grape varieties in burgundy are:

Chardonnay, Aligote
Pinot noir, gamay

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The climate in burgundy is

Continental, influenced by the four seasons

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The soil characteristic in burgundy is...

Chalk and clay in north
Granite in south

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The burgundy region is divided in 5 sub regions:

Chablis (cote d'auxerre)
Côte d'Or (cote de nuits and cote de beaune)
Cote Chalonnaise
Maconnais
Beaujolais

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The AOC in burgundy is classified as:

Regional
Village
Premier Cru
Grand Cru

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The AOC in Chablis is for white wines only, and is divided as follow:

Petite Chablis
Chablis
Chablis Premier Cru
Chablis Grand Cru

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Specifications about Cote de Nuits...

Is part of the Côte d'Or, grape predominant is Pinot Noir and Grand Crus are for red wines only, the only Grand Cru for white is Musigny Blanc

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Specifications about Cote de Beaune...

Is part of the Côte d'Or, white burgundy (Chardonnay) predominates, Grand Cru classification for whites only except for Corton which is red

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Facts about Cote Chalonnaise

No Grand Crus, produce red, whites and sparkling wines (Pinot noir and Chardonnay predominate), is located in burgundy

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Facts about Maconnais...

Located in Burgundy, Pinot noir and Chardonnay are the predominant grapes, has the Macon superieur (higher alcohol content), Pouilly Fuisse is the most famous smooth, lovely Chardonnay

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The Beaujolais AOC's are:

Beaujolais
Beaujolais Noveau (9.5% alcohol. content)
Beaujolais Superieur (10% alcohol content)
Beaujolais Villages (39, minimum 10% alcohol content)
Beaujolais Cru (10, minimum 10 to 10.5 % alcohol content)

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Cote de nuits AOC's...

Marsannay
Fixin
Gevrey-Chambertin
Morey St Denis
Chambolle-Musigny
Vougeot
Flagey Echezeaux
Vosne-Romanee
Nuits St Georges
Hautes Cotes de Nuits
Cote de nuits villages

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How is the soil in Côte d'Or

Limestone dominated soil for best whites
Marl dominated soil for best reds

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Other Cote de Beaune AOC's

Ladoix-Serrigny (85% red)
Pernand-Vergelesses (75% red)
Chorey-les-Beaune (95% red)
Savigny-les-Beaune (90% red)
Hautes-Cotes de Beaune (100% red)
St-Aubin (55% white)
Santenay (90% red)

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Cote de Beaune AOC's are...

Aloxe-Corton (almost 100% red)
Beaune-Premier Cru only (90% red)
Pommard-Premier Cru only (aromatic reds)
Volnay-Premier Cru only (elegant, rich reds)
Meursault-Premier Cru only (rich, smooth Chardonnay)
Puligny-Montrachet grand crus (4, almost 100% whites, mineral, elegant whites)
Chassagne-Montrachet grand crus (4, 60% whites, robust red wines)

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Marsannay on cote de nuits AOC...

Marsannay rose, dry and intense rose unique in Burgundy

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Fixin in cote de nuits AOC...

Red wines rich in tannins and deeply colored

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Gevrey-Chambertin in cote de nuits AOC...

100% red, full body, aromatic, 8 grand crus

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Morey-St.-Denis in cote de nuits AOC...

Almost only red wine, more delicate than Gevrey and more Robust than chambolle, 5 grand crus

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Chambolle-Mussigny in cote de nuits AOC...

2 Grand crus, 100% red, smooth, elegant

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Vougeot in cote de nuits AOC...

17% white, 1 grand Cru

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Flagey Echezeaux in cote de nuits AOC...

Powerful, scented wines, 100 % red, 2 grand crus

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Vosne-Romanee in cote de nuits AOC...

6 grand crus, 100% red, spicy, balanced, elegant wines

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Nuits St Georges in cote de nuits AOC...

Almost 100% red, compact, substantial wines, premier Cru only

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Hautes Cotes de Nuits in cotes de nuits AOC...

Almost 100% red

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Cote de nuits Villages in cote de nuits AOC...

Better than Bourgogne rouge

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Cote Chalonnais AOC's are...

Bourgogne Aligote Bouzeron (AOC)
Rully (65% white, AOC and premier Cru)
Mercurey (90% Pinot noir, AOC and premier Cru)
Givry (85% red, 15% Chardonnay, AOC and premier Cru)
Montagny AC (100% Chardonnay, whites only, AOC and premier Cru)

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Maconnais AOC's...

Macon (Pinot noir and Chardonnay)
Macon Superieur (higher alcohol)
Macon Villages (the name Village can be used only for white wines)
St Veran
Pouilly Fuisse (lovely, smooth Chardonnays)
Vire Clesse