Typical of the Burgundian vineyards, the “climats” are a patchwork of precisely delimited plots which have benefited from a unique geological situation and a specific climate. Combined with a know-how handed down from generation to generation, this has produced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varietals which are reputed world-wide and classified into a AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlee) hierarchy.
Over 8 years of hard work and the mobilization of over 63 000 people has paid off. The “Climats” becomes the 4th UNESCO world heritage site in Burgundy following in the footsteps of the Abbey of Fontenay, the Basilica of Vézelay and the Priory church of La Charité-sur-Loire. This official recognition to include the “Climats” of the Burgundy vineyards on the UNESCO world heritage list testifies to their outstanding universal value for humanity. The “Climats” are indeed the result of a unique combination of a 2000 year old cultural heritage, a diverse landscape and the know-how of the wine growers whose excellence is recognized throughout the world, both today and for forthcoming generations. It is a truly historic day for the whole of Burgundy and the future of the region.
Find out more about the “Climats” on the official website : www.climats-bourgogne.com