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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Route des Grands Crus

From Dijon, we drove south on D122 and headed to Beaune along the Route des Grand Crus. Beaune is just 44 km from Dijon. We drove through the villages of Chenove, Marsannay-la-Cote, Couchey, Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanee and Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Burgundy wines are divided into Bourgogne, village, premier cru and grand cru. With Bourgogne wines, the grapes can come from anywhere in Burgundy. Village identifies the exact village where they were grown. Premier cru and grand cru locate actual plots of land. The grand cru are generally located on the slopes.

The village of Marsannay in Bourgogne.

Statue of grape harvesters in Marsannay

Clos de Beze in the village of Chambertin.

Chateaux in Morey-Saint-Denis.

Village of Morey-Saint-Denis. The villages on the Route des Grands Crus were tiny. Blink and you miss it.

Chateaux du Clos de Vougeot. You can visit the chateaux and winery in a 45-minute tour for €7.

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