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Burgundy Itinerary

Day 7

Probably the Best White Wines in the World

On the way to Chateauneuf, Burgundy, ©2008 Ben KingWe're staying in Beaune again tonight. There are a whole series of classic wine villages running south of Beaune toward Macon and the Beaujolais region.

Once again we're on tiny roads winding through the vineyards as we visit Pommard, Volnay and Meursault, home to white wines hailed as the finest in the world. The name derives from the local name for the valley that divides them from Beaune, the Rat's Leap. The most famous Chateau is the Chateau Meursault, where we'll visit for a fabulous and varied tasting.

After lunch, we cycle to the village of Chassagne-Montrachet where I think you might taste the best white wine of your life, at Chateau Chassagne Montrachet itself.

We'll then begin our return to Beaune via tiny roads with the hills of the Côtes D'Or behind us.

Click this link for Day 7 route map on mapometer.

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