Burgundy is one of the most famous wine regions in France and in the world. It is also one of the smallest, which explains the rarity and price of its wines. Burgundy has a long history in winemaking dating back to the monks who identified the “climats” centuries ago which are now the actual classification of Premier Cru and Grand Cru in Cote d’Or recognised as an UNESCO world heritage site.
There is over one hundred different appellations that represent all the richness and complexity of the wines from Burgundy. From the minerality of a Chablis, through the richness of a Gevrey-Chambertin, the finesse of a Montrachet or the elegance of a Pouilly-Fuisse, Burgundy is full of gems that you need to discover.
Four different grapes predominates in Burgundy : Pinot Noir and Gamay for the reds and Chardonnay and Aligote for the whites. However, Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay are the most widely planted varietals in Burgundy and they are the only one in all the Premier Cru and Grand Cru, the best wines from Burgundy.