The "Climats de Bourgogne" now classified as a Unesco World Heritage site
09.07.2015The "Climats* de Bourgogne" are now classified as a Unesco World Heritage site, and the whole of Burgundy is celebrating the recognition of our vineyards and their "exceptional universal value"!
Photo: Joyce Delimata's painting
We have been very happy in our role as one of the original founding patrons, to support this project, from the outset, and to contribute to its success.
It is a fantastic accolade which rewards 2000 years of history, the work of man, and these extraordinary "terroirs", shaped over the course of millions of years. But it is also the engagement to preserve this heritage for future generations.
"Bravo" to the association, and the obstinacy of Aubert de Villaine who carried the project.
* Each "Climat de Bourgogne" is a parcel of vines, carefully delimited and named since centuries ago and which possess their own history and benefit from particular geological and climatic conditions. Each wine coming from a "Climat" has its own taste and its place in the hierarchy of the appellations (regional appellation, village, premier cru and grand cru). The Climats number more than 1247 parcels which follow each others along the thin ribbon of land running from Dijon to Santenay, to the south of Beaune: most of these parcels bear famous names such as Chambertin, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot, Romanée-Conti, Corton-Charlemagne, Clos des Mouches, Montrachet...