Burgundy’s Domaines

In Burgundy, the term domaine is not precisely equivalent to that of chateau in Bordeaux. 

In bordeaux a chateau is a single estate composed of vineyards surrounding a building or house that is sometimes quite palatial. In Burgundy a domaine is a collection of vineyard parcels, often extremely small, owned by the same person or entity. Usually these parcels are scattered throughout many villages and appellations, and the domaine will make a separate wine from each. A typical Burgundian domaine produces many wines , all in small quantities. 

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