Discover the Auxey-Duresses appellation
The AOC Auxey-Duresses is produced in the eponymous village, on the Côte de Beaune. The vineyard is situated near some other very famous wine appellations, such as Meursault, Volnay, Puligny and Monthélie. The 115 hectares of Auxey-Duresses vineyard are planted on a limestone and clay soil, and they can produce 7,000 hectoliters of wine every year (¾ of the entire output is red wine).
As with most of the vineyards found in Burgundy, the Auxey-Duresses grapevines have a long and rich history. In the Middle-Ages, the village of Auxey (which was its name at the time, before they decided to add the name of the Premier Cru / Climate called "Les Duresses" in 1924) was already widely known for the wine presses used by the monks of Cluny. They're the ones responsible for the development of the local vineyard.
In total, there are 9 Premiers Crus in the Auxey-Duresses vineyard. They're called: Bas des Duresses, Climat du Val, Clos du Val, La Chapelle, Les Bréterins, Les Duresses, Les Écusseaux, Les Grands Champs and Reugne. The red wines are produced with Pinot Noir grapes; as for the white wines, they're made using Chardonnay grapes (35 hectares are actually entirely reserved for the production of such wine).
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