... composed of the Côte de Beaune to the south and the Côte de Nuits to the north, the ancestral home of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Côte d’Or’s scarp limestone slope falls south- east. The climate is continental, humid and cool, with enough shelter to guard Pinot’s inherent frailty. If the season is either is too hot or too cold, then Pinot struggles to intensify its flavours or soften its hard edges, however the last twenty years have brought a remarkable run of vintages to the Côte d’Or. Pinot Noir and Burgundy become synonymous in the discussion of terroir. Burgundy’s vineyards have been classified into ever-smaller units and each Cru lends its own distinctive scent and texture to the wine. Confusing at first, to the enthusiast the litany of village names and Crus has magnified their fascination for the region.