Burgundy (Bourgogne) produces the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the world from the likes of Gevrey-Chambertin and Puligny-Montrachet respectively. In the south of the region, the Mâconnais and Côtes Chalonnaise are renowned for producing some high quality whites at a fraction of the prices of the Cote d’Or.
However, finding good Burgundy is a tricky business due to its myriad of small, fragmented vineyard plots – a hangover from the Napoleonic Law of Succession – under which inherited land is divided equally among one’s children. Vineyard plots are therefore often split amongst many growers, and many have the same name (being related). It is therefore important to know the merits of the individual grower as well as the vineyard.
But fear not as our experts have done the research and assembled a brilliant collection of the region's finest wines - from superior everyday drinking wines - to rare and iconic labels highly sought after around the world.
Burgundy encompasses a narrow vertical strip of land between Dijon and Lyon. It comprises five distinct wine growing districts: the Côte d’Or; Côte Chalonnaise; Mâconnais, Beaujolais, and the satellite of Chablis. Gamay is used in Beaujolais; Chardonnay predominates in Chablis and the Côte de Beaune, and Pinot Noir in the Côte de Nuits. Aligote and Sauvignon are also grown, but are less significant.
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