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Capital of the French region Burgundy (is considered the wine capital Beaune ). In 1772 the Université de Bourgogne (formerly Université de Dijon), which is also important for viticulture, was founded. A diploma has been awarded here since 1947 oenology possible. In collaboration with the INRA was in nearby Marsannay a wine-growing and cellar-technical test institute was built. Since 1982, the Diplôme National d'Oenologue has been acquired in a four-year course. The research work at the university focuses on the main areas fermentation. malolactic fermentation, Research on Chardonnay and Pinot varieties with regard to typical varieties Aroma and terroir and analysis of cellar technology processes. Dijon is considered the center of the production of the currant liqueur “Crème de Cassis ". The scientist Professor Raymond Bernard was also in Dijon Pinotreben ( Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ) selected with special properties. These vines used in many countries worldwide are considered overseas Dijon clones or Bernard- Clones designated.


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