With his historic vineyard Among the oldest, Burgundy was shaped in the Middle Ages by the monks, then by The Dukes of Burgundy. Today it has many areas with sometimes modest appearances, but of great prestige.
Despite its low occupation of land planted in France, only 3 %, it is the wine region that has The most original appellations, their number reaching a hundred.
Burgundy is divided into three main sets: the Yonne vineyards in the north with the Chablis, the Châlonnaise coast and the Mâconnais in the south and the Côte-d'Or in the heart of the vineyard.
Burgundy extends over several departments and on several vineyards. From the Chablisian vineyard to the Mâconnais vineyard, you travel some two hundred-ork kilometers.
When you travel the wine route in this region, you are not going to Discovery of his wines, but also to that of his gastronomy and its very rich historical heritage.
The names of Burgundy wines.
The classification of Burgundian wines defines four levels. First, theregional appellations which represent more than 50 % of the production, in the secondmunicipal appellations, also say villages and which represent more than 30 % of production, in the third The first vintages, around 10 % of production and, in fourth and top of the pyramid, Les Grands Crus.
Burgundy wines are, for almost all, from two grape varieties that reign supreme, thePinot Noir For reds andChardonnayFor whites.
To The discovery of Burgundy wines.
Many cities, but also tourist sites are to be visited in the region. In the first place, The capital of wines From Burgundy, Beaune and her famous hospices, an essential visit. Then you are spoiled for choice! Chablis, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Meursault, Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, Rully… So many famous names where you stop to meet passionate winegrowers who will make you discover and taste their wines.
To start your discovery of Burgundy wines, take the Côte de Nuits route on the Dijon - Corgoloin axis. On this prestigious road, you will discover wines among The best in the world, including twenty-four Grands Crus out of the thirty-three in Burgundy, such as the Clos de Vougeot, Chambertin or Romané-Conti among others. Then continue on the Côte de Beaune route on the Corgoloin - Santenay axis.
You will discover a region where Chardonnay offers us the best In white wines like the Corton Charlemagne, the Crus of Meursault and the Montrachet to name a few.