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Wines of the AOC Bourgogne


The Regional Appellation BOURGOGNE COULANGES-LA-VINEUSE, officially recognised since 1990, is reserved for still white, red and rosé wines produced in the delimited area of 7 communes (Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Migé, Mouffy, Jussy, Escolives-Sainte-Camille, Val-de-Mercy).


1800 years
of wine history

TThe BOURGOGNE COULANGES-LA-VINEUSE vineyard is located in northern Burgundy, a few kilometres south of Auxerre, on the left bank of the Yonne. As its name nicely indicates, we are in a land of wines already renowned on the tables of Charles V, Charles VI, Louis XI, Henri IV and Louis XIV as many writings attest.
Coulanges-la-Vineuse had 243 winegrowers in 1776 and no less than 17 coopers. On the Gallo-Roman site of Escolives-Sainte-Camille, you can appreciate a high relief dating from the 2nd century: The little grape-picking Love. It testifies to the presence of wine from this period. A history that lasts!

The vineyard of about 130 ha is situated between 155 m and 310 m altitude, on the slopes of a landscape of small valleys drawn by erosion, benefiting from a favourable microclimate with a south and south-east exposure. The subsoil is made up of limestone, clay and marl formations from the Kimmeridgian period.

Burgundy vineyards

Coulanges-la-Vineuse has the "Cité de Caractère" label

Characteristics of the wines

The red wines of the Bourgogne Coulanges-la-Vineuse appellation have a cherry to violet red colour, with ruby red highlights. The nose expresses notes of cherry, blackcurrant, toast, with hints of violet and rose. The palate is straightforward, with crisp tannins and a saline, persistent finish of blackcurrant, raspberry, wild strawberry, sometimes accompanied by liquorice and pepper.

The white wines of the Bourgogne Coulanges-la-Vineuse appellation have a deep pale yellow to pale yellow gold colour, with silver yellow highlights. The nose reveals a perfume of honeysuckle with notes of iodine, pear, quince, peach, honey and brioche. The palate is fleshy and sunny, with aromas of exotic fruits and a fresh and tender finish.

The rosé wines of the Bourgogne Coulanges-la-Vineuse appellation reveal a palette of soft pinks ranging from rosewood to coral to raspberry. The aromas of small red fruits dominate the nose when the mineral freshness takes on a delicious quality in the mouth.