Wines made within this famous region are usually made using main two grape varieties: Pinot Noir (Red Grape) and Chardonnay (White Grape). Other grape varieties such as Aligoté or Sauvignon Blanc feature in some wines. Winemakers in this area believe strongly in 'terroir' and consider this the secret to the significantly high quality of wines from this region. Over 200 million years ago, the region was part of a vast tropical sea which created limestone soils, resulting in that mineral zesty quality associated with Burgundian wines. The proof of this lies in the vineyards where one can even find fossilised sea creatures amongst the chunks of limestone and marl. There are a higher number of AOCs in Burgundy than any other French region. The practice of seperating vineyards by their terroir in Burgundy dates back to Medieval times, when various monasteries played a key role in developing the wine industry here. Napoleonic inheritance laws also lead to the fragmentation of vineyards, where plots were divided up between siblings.This led to a ridiculous situation where some world famous vineyards are owned by literally dozens of different people, sometimes with a single row of vines having different proprietors! There are several distinct sub-regions, each with their own individual characteristics. Four of these are located at the heart of Burgundy, in a thin strip spanning for about 120km between the towns of Dijon and Macon. Then, situated in an isolated pocket of limestone hills is Chablis. This area produces white Chardonnays so distinct in style to central Burgandy that Chablis is thought of as a region in its own right. Similar is Beaujolais is a sub-region of Burgundy even though it is located in the Rhone-Alpes region. This is a whopping 130miles away from Chablis. The climate in Burgundy is mostly continental, with relatively short summers and cool winters making it difficult for grapes to ripen fully. Vintages in Burgundy can vary greatly because of this. Another thing to remember when buying from Burgundy is that quality varies a lot across similar AOCs, and in many ways the producer's name is a better indicator of quality than the actual vineyard site.
Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret's grand cru release. Something to save for ..
€430.00 Ex Tax: €349.60
Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret's grand cru release. Something to save for a special occasion.100% Pin..
€379.99 Ex Tax: €308.93
Chevalier Montrachet is one of five Grand Cru sites located around the Mont-Rachet hill in Burgundy...
€304.99 Ex Tax: €247.96
A stunning and complex styled Pinot Noir, 100% aged in new oak, but this has the depth and presence ..
€169.99 Ex Tax: €138.20
The plot producing grapes for "Les Damodes" is located in the north of Nuits-Saint-Georges..
€145.00 Ex Tax: €117.89
These wines are 100% Pinot Noir, aged in 60-80% New Oak Barrels. Vines are aged between 25 and 60..
€134.99 Ex Tax: €109.75
Located at the southern end of Nuits-Saint-Georges, the pinot noir grapes for "Les Hauts Poiret..
€130.00 Ex Tax: €105.69
Nuits St Georges wines make you long to take a sip. Although their name indicates twilight and night..
€89.99 Ex Tax: €73.16
The top Puligny Montrachet made at Domaine Alain Chavy. It is very well balanced without being overl..
€80.00 Ex Tax: €65.04
Vines located 260-300m above sea level, in chalky soil. The word 'perrieres' is a synonym fo..
€79.99 Ex Tax: €65.03
Daniel-Etienne Defaix is a traditional style producer with some of the best vineyard plots in Chabli..
€75.00 Ex Tax: €60.98
Produced from old vines (aged between 40 and 70 years) this wine expresses the clay and limestone te..
€71.00 Ex Tax: €57.72
Single vineyard Puligny Montrachet that offers great value. Everything one would expect from a produ..
€64.00 Ex Tax: €52.03
This is very rich and complex for a Nuits-St-Georges with lots of fleshy fruit backed up by a highly..
€63.99 Ex Tax: €52.03
Chassagne-Montrachet is a village in the Côte de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. It obtained it..
€61.99 Ex Tax: €50.39
Located at the border with Saint-Aubin, below the Premier Cru Les Vergers, is the appelation of Les ..
€58.99 Ex Tax: €47.96