Chambertin is perhaps the most famous of Burgundy’s Grand Cru sites, gaining such recognition that the mayor of Gevrey changed his village’s name to better reflect its illustrious associations. Located in the north of the Côte de Nuits, Chambertin grows only Pinot Noir.
Recognised as a Grand Cru site in 1937, Chapelle-Chambertin sits just south of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. Around 5.5 hectares are planted with Pinot Noir. Producers may also make reference to one of the two Lieux-dits - La Chapelle and Les Gémeaux.
The Grand Cru site of Clos de La Roche is located in the northern part of the village of Morey-Saint-Denis and is known for producing relatively full, structured expressions of Pinot Noir. It covers almost 17 hectares and generally produces close to 60,000 bottles a year. The site is largely characterised by limestone with some pebble and clay in the surface.
Clos Saint-Denis is a walled vineyard, located in the commune of Morey-Saint-Denis, and covers approximately 6.6 hectares. It is one of the 33 Grand Crus of Burgundy and considered one of the finest expressions of Pinot Noir in the world.
Échezeaux is a famous Grand Cru vineyard in the Côte de Nuits capable of producing exceptional wines from Pinot Noir. It is located in the village of Flagey-Echézeaux and covers almost 35 hectares of quite complex soils, including clay, limestone, gravels, red alluvium and yellowish marl. Over the years prices have been high, but with dozens of individual owners, quality can very.
Traditionally considered one of the more masculine appellations of the Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis boasts five Grand Cru sites as well as twenty Premier Cru vineyards. The majority of the wine here is red Pinot Noir, although there is a small amount of Chardonnay to be found.
Situated in Chambolle-Musigny, the Musigny Grand Cru sits just above the Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru and between the Les Amoureuses Premier Cru Climat and the Échezeaux Grand Cru. It is the only Grand Cru site in the Côte de Nuits that permits the production of both red and white wine.
Vougeot is one of the most esteemed villages in the Côte d’Or, primarily due to the fact that the Clos de Vougeot, the appellation’s key Grand Cru site, takes up so much of it. Pinot Noir dominates the small output here and the wines are both hard to find and suitably expensive.