Wednesday February 26, 2020

Wine as a work of art

It’s all about climat – a patch of ground which exhibits a unique microclimate, geology, aspect and character – and Burgundy’s Côte D’Or has now been honoured by Unesco as an exceptional example

22nd July, 2015
Burgundy’s Côte D’Or: its climats have nothing to do with weather, but instead are unique patches of ground. Picture: Istock

Burgundy’s Côte D’Or and Champagne in northern France have this month made up to ten the number of designated wine sites on the Unesco World Heritage list.

Unesco defines a World Heritage Site as a place of “cultural and/or natural significance which is so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries and to be of common importance for present and future generations of all humanity”.

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