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The Couchois wine route

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Sur la route des vins de Bourgogne

The Couchois wine production area covers six communes: Couches, Dracy-les-Couches, Saint-Maurice-les-Couches, Saint-Sernin du Plain, Saint-Jean-de -Trezy and Saint-Pierre de Varenne, with a total surface area of around 250 hectares. To the south of the Maranges and Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Couchois has had its personality recognized within the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée Bourgogne since the 2000 vintage, which guarantees not only the origin, but also the expression of a strong link between the product and its terroir. Our wines derive their authenticity, quality and typicity from their geographical origin and the specific production methods of each Couchois winemaker. In Burgundy, the notion of “terroir” combines natural factors such as soil and climatic conditions with human factors, the role of man being decisive in wine production. More specifically, Bourgogne Côtes du Couchois is a ruby-colored, slightly purplish wine. Its bouquet suggests red and black berries, then opens up to undergrowth. Luscious, a little rough in its youth and released at 2 or 3 years, this wine shows excellent staying power and persistence.

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Les Menhirs d'Epoigny

A megalithic site from the Neolithic period (the largest megalithic complex in Burgundy), these stones were erected around 5,000 years ago. Frequented by the Eduans in Gallo-Roman times, it owes its name to Epona, the Gallic goddess associated with the horse. It is made up of 7 stones, 5 of which were re-erected from 1984 to 1990 at almost the exact spot where they were discovered. The tallest stone measures 7.30 meters and weighs an estimated 30 tons.

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Couches Castle

dit de Marguerite de Bourgogne

A complete offer on a single site: a historic monument to visit, a park to stroll through, a restaurant to sip your fill, a cellar to taste grands crus and itineraries to discover the vineyards! The Château de Couches is a concentrate of the Couchois region that will make you want to go further into the village, wander through the narrow streets and discover other sites a little further towards Autun and the Morvan.

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Pass by the Bajole and Guérin towers

As early as the 12th century, the Tour Bajole was dependent on the powerful Saint Georges priory.
The origin of the Tour Guérin dates back to the 1186 treaty granting the monks royal protection.

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Continuing on the main road

Le Prieuré Saint-Georges

A monastery was built in the 7th century and destroyed by the Saracens in 725. Rebuilt in the 9th century, it became an abbey and then a priory (a branch of Flavigny Abbey) in 1098. In 1463, the church was restored and consecrated in 1496 by Antoine de Chalon.

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Vignobles & Découvertes label

Le label Vignobles & Découvertes en Saône-et-Loire
Le label Vignobles & Découvertes en Saône-et-Loire
Le label Vignobles & Découvertes en Saône-et-Loire
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Vignobles & Découvertes: key addresses in the heart of the vineyards!

In South Burgundy and Couchois, you can rely on the national Vignobles & Découvertes label. This reference offers a network of tourism and wine professionals, inviting you to come and meet friendly wine professionals and discover their world.

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The Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) is an association under the French law of 1901. Based on principles of parity, it defends and promotes the unique know-how of the wine trade and viticulture professions, a heritage of tradition and shared passion.

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