Which village in Burgundy has the most Grand Cru vineyards?

A. Pomerol

B. Pauillac

C. Gevrey-Chambertin

D. Chablis


The Burgundian village Gevrey-Chambertin is famous for its red wines—all made from pinot noir. Of the 33 Grand Cru vineyards in the entire Burgundy region, 9 are in this one village alone. The most important of the Grand Crus in the village is the one called simply Chambertin. As for the other choices, both Pomerol and Pauillac are in Bordeaux. And Chablis, the famous chardonnay-producing northernmost village of Burgundy, has (technically speaking) just one Grand Cru vineyard. That vineyard, by the way, is divided into seven climats (named plots of land), leading many people to think Chablis has seven Grand Cru vineyards. Alas, not. (If this seems a bit, well, confusing, flip on over to the Burgundy chapter of The Wine Bible, page 197, where all is explained).

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