Burgundy has become the most prestigious wine region in the world, producing the most expensive wines in the world for both red and white wines. It is separated into 5 sub-regions: -Chablis, which produces mostly light crisp unoaked Chardonnay based wines. -The Cote d'Or, considered the heart of Burgundy, it is further divided in 2: Cote de Nuits to the north where reds from Pinot Noir are most famous, and Cote de Beaune in the south part, whose whites from Chardonnay are highly sought after.
-The Cote Chalonnaise, capable of producing both reds and whites of great pedigree where the 1er Cru are very reasonably priced.
-The Maconnais, which produces mostly whites that can be light and crisp from the Macon-Villages appellation, or powerful and concentrated from Pouilly-Fuisse, where usage of oak is on the rise and the appellation just received it's Premier Cru vineyard classification
-Beaujolais, whose reds are made mostly from Gammay, and soil types differ from the limestone and clay found in the north part of burgundy make way for "roche pourie" a decomposing granite.