Burgundy is a long narrow wine region located in the heartland of France, southeast from Paris. That produces outstanding red wines based on Pinot Noir and incredible white wines based Chardonnay grapes.Burgundy mirrors its complex terroir through its wines. It is here where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes have found the perfect place to express all of their most elegant and complex characteristics. Burgundy wines have not only found the perfect place but the perfect hands in the winemakers savoir-faire to charm us.
Burgundy wine production
Burgundy produces 200 million bottles per year. It accounts for 5% of the appellation wine produced in France. Its wine production represents less than 1% of the total worldwide wine production. Burgundy might represent a small percentage in quantity but its quality is unmeasurable. In fact Burgundy’s complexity and elegance is represented in its quality wines, this wine producing region holds 100 of the 477 wine appellations in France.
Burgundy shows the essence of terroir perfectly changing so often over hills, plots and base soil. It seems impossible but a single wine growing region shows us 100 appellations and outstanding differences between one plot and the next. The best part is how easy we can notice the differences as most of the wines are based on one of the two main grape varieties.
It is simply clear to state that this is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world for a wine lover. Discover Burgundy!