Following breakfast we travel North and explore the Côte de Nuits, the part of the Côte-D’Or north of Aloxe-Corton.
We pass through the charming village of Vosne-Romanée, which possesses Burgundy’s greatest red wines. There are eight Grands Crus including the mythical Romanée Conti which has 1.8 ha of vineyards producing little more than 5000 bottles of ultra famous wine a year.
Then onto Gevrey-Chambertin where the commune boasts nine grands crus and 26 premiers crus. Here we will explore the village and have a private tasting with one of the local producers – Le Clerc.
We then travel South to Aloxe-Corton. On the way we stop at the Grand Cru Vineyards of Chambertin, Musigny and Romanee Conti. At each vineyard we will sample the Grand Cru wines that are produced from each vineyard.
The opportunity to taste these wines at the actual vineyards is a truely unique experience
Late lunch is at Comte de Senard in Aloxe-Corton. Domain Comte de Senard is a local producer and here we will combine lunch with a tasting of wines.
The Aloxe-Corton vineyards started in the second century BC and it is the only village to have Grands Crus in the two colours, the only red Grand Cru on the Côte de Beaune and the largest area with the Grand Cru title in Burgundy.
Its Grand Cru white wine, Corton Charlemagne, is so named because it was the favourite wine of Charlemagne.
On our way back to Beaune we will visit the village of Pernand Vergelesses. Here at the statue of the Virgin Mary we get an excellent view over the vineyards of the Cote D’Or.
Dinner tonight is at the Hostelliere de Levernois. This is a one star Michelin Restuarant. On a balmy burgundy evening champagne in the lovely grounds is followed by superb cuisine.