Côte de Beaune
Beaune offers the wine lover excellent examples of both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but it is the latter that reigns supreme here. Chardonnay from this region is the stuff of dreams. Duplicitous in its seduction, Chardonnay from Beaune offers the most rarified of qualities: precise and intricate while bold and concentrated at the same time. Indeed, the mere whisper of the name Montrachet is enough to send sommeliers and wine drinkers alike into an obsessive frenzy. It is THE standard by which all other Chardonnays yearn to be compared but only very few achieve.