French Burgundy Wines | Buy Bourgogne Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Online
To the French, and maybe others, Burgundy is not only the original home of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, but also terroir that best expresses the character of these grapes - elegant, aromatic, and complex.
Having been a tropical sea millions of years ago, the limestone soils from what used to be the seabed are the secret behind the minerality that Burgundian wines are so well known for
Located in Central Eastern France, There are 5 sub-regions of Burgundy; with each region having a specialisation in either Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, with different winemaking styles. There are some other grapes that are also grown, but in very small quantities
Chablis is the northmost region of Burgundy, famous for lean, unoaked Chardonnay. The terroir is really closer to Champagne. The chalky texture of the soil retains & reflects warmth, giving the wines it's purity & crispness. Note that it has a separate classification system from the larger Burgundy region
Côte de Nuits is home to some of the most expensive vineyards in the world; and where a Pinot Noir can age for decades. Mostly Pinot Noir, the wines show classic full-bodied Burgundy notes of black currant, cherry, fresh red fruits, and earthy mushroom and spice.
Côte de Beaune provides a different expression of Chardonnay from Chablis. With a greater southeasterly expsoure, expect rich Chardonnay from popular names like Corton, Corton Charlemagne, Montrachet
Fun Fact: Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune are called Côte d’Or together. Côte d’Or means Golden Slope. The Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune are historically considered the most important regions in Burgundy.
Côte Chalonnaise is great for value Pinot Noir and sparkling Crémant, which is made in the same traditional method as Champagne. Smooth Chardonnays are also produced in the Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny areas atop beautiful limestore soils with eroded pebble & clay topsoil