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Bourgogne/Burgundy Wine

Burgundy / French - Bourgogne/ is an administrative and historical region of east central France.Burgundy has a higher number of appellations ( AOC ) than any other French regions.This region may be small in size but it's influence is huge in the wine-world.
With evidence of wine grapes planted by the Celts and Roman soldiers growing grapes dating back to the first century, Burgundy was recognized early an as premier real estate for growing grapes.
The soils of Burgundy are extremely varied, in their richness, depth and mineral content. The soils vary no only from one end of the region to other, but also within a single area - for example, from the top of hill to the bottom, or from one vineyard plot to the next.
The climate in Burgundy  is continental for the most part - fairly warm summers and cold winters. The region is northerly enough and cool enough that the grapes just about ripen in most years.
The Burgundy regions runs from Auxerre in the North to M`acon in the South.
* M`acon produces well known wines from the Chardonnay grape. The best known appellation is Pouilly Fuiss`e.
*Auxerre has a rich varieties of famous regional wines - Chablis wine - one of the best white wine varieties in the country, made exclusively of Chardonnay in the Chablis AOC.
Chablis is by far the most notherly Burgunsy's region, known exclusively for dry white wines.
The Côte Chalonnaise generally regarded as a lesser district. It still produces some extremely fine wines, both red and white.
The Mâconnais the southern limit of Burgundy. Wines tend to be cheaper and made for drinking young but can be excellent value.
85 miles southeast of Chablis is the Cōte d'Or, where Burgundy's most famous and most expensive wines originate. The Cōte d'Or itself is split in two parts:
* Cōte de Nuits - Unlike other wine regions of France, such as Bordeaux, winemaking in the Cōte de Nuits exist on a very small scale. It is home to about 24 Grand Cru vineyards. Some white wine is produced there too, but the reds are the region's glory.
* Cōte de Beaune - named after medieval village that is heart of wine commerce in Burgundy. Known for bouth - red and whites.
Burgundy is one of the France's main wine producing areas. It is well known for both - red and white wines, mostly made of Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes, although other grape varieties can be found - Gamay, Aligote, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc.
The reputation and quality of the top wines has lend to the demand amnd high prices, with some Burgundies ranking among the most expensive wines in the world.
Remember that you won't find Chardonnay or Pinot Noir on the lable of a Burgundy, you are looking for specific producting regions, village or estates.

Wish You to have great experience to find out something for you from great Bourgogne <3

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