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Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 11th century on
Date of Inscription: 2015
Location: Europe, France, Dijon
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Description: The climates are precisely delimited vineyard parcels on the slopes of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune south of the city of Dijon. They differ from one another due to specific natural conditions (geology and exposure) as well as vine types and have been shaped by human cultivation. Over time they came to be recognized by the wine they produce. This cultural landscape consists of two parts. Firstly, the vineyards and associated production units including villages and the town of Beaune, which together represent the commercial dimension of the production system. The second part includes the historic centre of Dijon, which embodies the political regulatory impetus that gave birth to the climatssystem. The site is an outstanding example of grape cultivation and wine production developed since the High Middle Ages. --WHMNet's description is from WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Burgundy (French: Bourgogne, IPA: [buʁ.ɡɔɲ]) is an administrative and historical region of east-central France. Burgundy comprises the following four departments: Côte-d'Or, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne and Nièvre. Historically, "Burgundy" has referred to numerous political entities, including kingdoms and duchies spanning territory from the Mediterranean to Benelux. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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