8 November 2013
8 November 2013,

Now you will see why it is called “Cote d’Or”, Golden Slope .

I was back in Burgundy for a few days, and I was lucky enough to have the fall colors of the vineyards and enough sun to take good pictures.  The colors are no surprise, it happens every year, but the sun in Burgundy in late October is another story.

Anyway, I took the fantastic road called “route des grands crus” starting just after Dijon, and a drive across villages with unique names such as: Gevrey Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny, Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Villages, by themselves are really cute, with the typical blond stone of Burgundy, high walls, little churches,… but at this time of the year, as soon as you get out of the villages you arrive in a sea of gold.

Nothing else but yellow, gold, red, everywhere around you, with slopes, escarpments, and stripes of the vine lines.

The best place of all the landscapes is certainly the Famous Clos Vougeot. This austere square castle built between XII and XV th century by Cistercian monks emerges from the vineyards like a boat in a golden ocean.  Just after, you arrive to a “clos”, just behind a tiny wall with a high stone cross: you are in Romanée Conti, one of the greatest red wines of the world.

If this makes you want to taste Burgundy wines, why don’t you book one of our sessions?

For those who never had the opportunity to get there: here’s some photos:

One response on “The Golden Slope of Burgundy

  1. What strong colors, what lovely photos!