Vineyards in front of the Gevrey-Chambertin castle in Burgundy, eastern France.
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France's famous Burgundy region has a double reason to celebrate, with a rare vintage from the area emerging as the world's most expensive wine just after the region was named a U.N. World Heritage site.The website's table of the priciest wines includes 40 Burgundies, with just five non-French wines making the cut – one Californian and four from Germany.Jayer was opposed to using chemicals in the winemaking process and believed in small-scale production. He made limited quantities of all his wines, turning out only about 3,500 bottles per year.Romanee-Conti, Burgundy's most famous fine wine, came in second on the list at $13,314 and the vineyard has a total of six bottles on the table.
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