Bourgogne and its appellations



Almost entirely reds - Pinot Noir
Whites - Chardonnay

Wine Characteristics

Red: this wine boasts a brilliant colour - raspberry red, or sometimes darker and tending towards purple. Its fruit-laden bouquet is of blackcurrant buds, and spiced or preserved red fruits. The mouth, fresh, and tinged with liquorice, lays down a meaty foundation for peppery flavours. These wines have just enough acidity to ensure 3 or 4 years’ laying-down (more in the best years). Tannins are smooth, warm and melting, and vinosity is intense.

White: this wine is fine gold in colour, and is redolent of white flower scents (hawthorn, acacia, honeysuckle). With age, notes of gunflint or honey give depth to its personality. This wine is smooth and subtle, not forceful but refined in its details. Both reds and whites have won admirers among winelovers, especially since the Saint-Vincent Tournante of 1997.

Wine Steward’s Tip

Red: warm and fluid, its tannic structure is notably delicate and subtle. Its natural partners, therefore, are poultry and red meats which won’t clash with its tannins, especially in spicy exotic dishes to which its peppery vinosity forms a lively counterpart. The same goes for spring-rolls, grilled spare-ribs and barbecued pork, all of which require a wine that is exploding with fruit and spices.
Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C.

White: the smoothness and subtlety of its floral nuances naturally incline it towards cold main dishes with a vegetable base, antipasto, and fish terrines.
But noble fish, salt or feshwater, simply fried will also welcome its fluidity, subtlety, and its floral refinement. Its natural vivacity also sits well with hard cheeses which have a slightly acid bite such as Cantal or Gouda.
Serving temperature: 12 to 13°C.


The Maranges area, which grows mainly Pinot Noir plus some Chardonnay, forms a link between the Côte-d’Or and the Saône-et-Loire. Its vineyards are interlocked with those of neighbouring Santenay, with which it shares some well-thought-of Premiers Crus. Maranges was granted its own AOC Village in 1988 covering the three villages of Cheilly-lès-Maranges, Dezize-lès-Maranges and Sampigny-lès-Maranges. The surrounding countryside has a character of its own - gentle and warm-hearted - which has been lovingly described by the Burgundian writer Henri Vincenot. The charmingly old-fashioned homes of the winemakers provide perfect subjects for a painter’s brush.


Though the hill-slopes are differently oriented to those of the Côte de Beaune, their nature and origins are geologically the same, making up a varied patchwork of hills and valleys. The vineyards mostly have a South/South-westerly exposure and lie at altitudes of 240-400 metres. Cheilly, in the valley of the Cozanne, has rather light pebbly soils. Sampigny and Dezize share the Climats which lie to the
South of Santenay on brown limestone soils and limey marls.

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Clos de la Boutière
  • Clos de la Fussière
  • La Fussière
  • Le Clos
  • Le Clos des Loyères
  • Le Clos des Rois 
  • Le Croix Moines
  • Les Clos Roussots 


  • A la Croix de Bois
  • Au Chêne
  • Aux Artaux
  • Borgy
  • En Buliet
  • En Crevèche
  • La Tête de Fer
  • Le Bas des Loyères
  • Le Bas du Clos
  • Le Bourg
  • Le Chamery
  • Le Goty
  • Le Plain
  • Le Saugeot
  • Les Aubuzes
  • Les Meurées
  • Les Plantes
  • Les Regains Nord
  • Les Regains Sud
  • Les Varennes
  • Sous les Roseaux
  • Sur la Rigole
  • Sur la Rue des Pierres
  • Sur la Verpillère
  • Sur le Bois Nord
  • Sur le Bois Sud
  • Sur le Chêne
  • Vigne Blanche

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region


  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Saône-et-Loire).
    The appellation MARANGES includes 7 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Red wines grown within the defined area of this appellation may also claim the appellation CÔTE DE BEAUNE-VILLAGES.
    Producing communes: Cheilly-lès-Maranges, Dezize-lès-Maranges, Sampigny-lès-Maranges.
    Although lying in the département of Saône-et-Loire, this appellation forms an integral part of the Côte de Beaune.
    The appellation MARANGES and MARANGES PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of their Climat of origin.

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    Reds: 177.14 ha (including 78.94 ha Premier Cru).
    Whites: 15.66 ha (including 4.79 ha Premier Cru).

    * in 2018 

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