- Bouzeron (booze-RAUN), which sounds like a region for martini loving alcoholics (boozers) and specializes in the less known white Aligoté grape
- Rully (RULE-ee), which makes mainly high acid Chardonnay and some Pinot Noir
- Mercurey (Mare-CORE-ay), the largest area, which makes very highly regarded Pinot Noir
- Givry (JHEE-vree), which is the smallest commune and makes light style Pinot Noir, and
- Montagny (mont-ahh-NEE) in the south, which is exclusively Chardonnay territory.
The Grape: 100% Chardonnay
Vintage: 2005 (an awesome year for Burgundy, very important when shopping for a European wine, BTW)
Color: The wine was a rich golden color. It looked almost like lemon-lime Gatorade. I expected either rich, ripe fruit or lots of oak. Wine is usually this dark from age (this one wasn't quite old enough to darken that much), sugar/ripeness, or tannin/oak.