Continuing the second of two posts about Beaune, we move on to wine. Since Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy, we of course had to go to a wine tasting. This one was in a 14th century former Franciscan church that is now a wine market. After a short presentation we tasted six wines: Meursault (my favorite), Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Corton Grand Cru. I like wine. That's still all I know about it.
The cellars in the basement of the market
And back up above, tasting the wines...could there be a more post card-like place to do something like this?
Flickering candlelight, vaulted ceiling, arches, stained glass
This small vineyard is the very same one that the Franciscans cultivated to make altar wine and it is the only vineyard in Beaune's historical center.