Explore the Côte d'Or
MORE THAN 20 BURGUNDY CUVÉES
Our 2018 Famille Carabello-Baum wines come from across Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, from the Pinot Noir rich Côte de Nuits, the Chardonnay capital Côte de Beaune.
Made by Nature
As winemakers, our ultimate goal is to create the purest expression of the grape, the terroir, and the vintage. We know following what Nature intended is the way to make the best tasting wines.LEARN MORE
Climats of Burgundy
Nowhere in the world have humans shown such determination to so precisely link a wine to its place of origin as Burgundy. The result is an extremely fragmented collection of vineyards. 1,247 Climats extend from Dijon to Mâcon, and among them are some of the most famous names from the world of wine: Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanée, Corton-Charlemagne, Meursault Genevrières, and Pommard.
If you are drinking a red Burgundy, it is most certainly Pinot Noir. Unlike many grape varieties born out of cross-breeding, Pinot Noir remains very close to the wild vines present in the forests of the Côte d’Or even before Roman times.
Don’t expect to find Pinot Noir at any latitude. This grape requires a cool climate like those found in Burgundy. Pinot Noir finds its best match in the limestone and clay vineyards of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. Red wines from Chambolle-Musigny, Échezeaux, Gevrey‑Chambertin, Pommard, or Volnay, for example are the perfect illustrations of Pinot Noir’s potential.
We compare winemaking with Pinot Noir to painting. The landscapes are the soils, the painter is the winemaker, and the colors emerge from the expressions of Pinot Noir.
The Vintage Effect
Rain, cold, heat, sun, frost, and hail can vary dramatically from year to year, especially in four-season, continental climats like Burgundy. We call it the vintage effect.
Chardonnay was born in Burgundy, the result of cross-breeding between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir. Now one of the most planted grape varieties across the world, in a total of 41 countries, Chardonnay has proven its ability to adapt to many different environments.
Flexible, Burgundy’s iconic grape variety can accurately interpret the subtle variations of the soils and climates upon which it grows, expressing a multitude of personalities. In Burgundy, Chardonnay unveils many different expressions. While it produces a chiseled and mineral white wine in Chablis, it can also be profound, ample, and structured further south, in the Mâconnais.
But it is the Côte de Beaune that offers Chardonnay an unrivaled playground and brings global prestige to the local grape variety. From the Montrachet to the hill of Corton, clay and limestone-rich soils create Chardonnays with intense gold color, aromas of white-fleshed fruit lined with floral, creamy, oaky notes, and a smooth, mineral filled palate.