France is one of the countries with the longest wine tradition in the world. Burgundy is one of its most characteristic regions. The wines of Burgundy are one of the most sought after, and that is because their soil is considered the best in the world, both for its type and its quality.
The best known red grape varieties are Pinot Noir and Gamay, while white grapes are Chardonnay and Aligote. The lands where the vineyards are grown are steep and divided into small extensions, which gives rise to a special flavour and aroma. With a total of 110 Designations of Origin, in the Burgundy region there are approximately 6,500 winemakers. Burgundy wine production accounts for 6% of total wine production in France.
Classification of Burgundy wine
In Burgundy the classification of wine is made according to the quality of the vineyard where it comes from.
Grand Cru: it is the most exclusive category of them, to which belong the Burgundy wines that are made from the grapes harvested in the best vineyards of the Cote d'Or. Its ageing period lasts between five and seven years.
Premier Cru: they account for 12% of total production and its maturation process ranges between three and five years. The name of the town of origin appears on the label of this type of wine, as well as the vineyard's status and its name.
Village: they are those Burgundy wines that are made from the vineyards of a specific town. They account for 36% of total production and are consumed three years after the harvest date.
AOC Bourgogne: the most special wines of all, because they are the result of the mixture of vineyards in the region, so their flavour can vary greatly from one wine to another. They can be consumed up to three years after the harvest date.
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“My best friend had tried it and she recommended it to me.
It had an intense colour. This Domaine Tawse smells like violets. The taste of Domaine Tawse Vigne Blanche doesn't go away quick.
I drank before the main meal, with starters and snacks.”
“Intense red Bordeaux. Strong smell of berries.It reminded me of berries .
To this red would have paired better with a softer meat.
I drank this Domaine Louis Boillot Pinot Noir once with my coworkers.”
“I had it with a birthday cake. I thought the Jean-Claude Boisset Pinot Noir Les Ursulines would be perfect for a romantic evening.
Typical opacity of a Jean-Claude Boisset. The Burgundy smells like cherry, licorice. Flashy flavours of red fruits.”
“Special wine for couples.
The reddish brown edges were not very nice. Definitely the wrong colour, although it was an acceptable wine. Berry aromas which are typical of Pinot Nero. The flavour of this Pinot Nero makes me happy.
A Pinot Nero that escorted us from the starters to the desserts.”
“I have shared a bottle with my boss in more than one occasion.
I was impressed by its colour. It disclosed a very nice smell of white roses. Very rough on the palate.
I am convinced that any meat will suit.”
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