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Winemaking goes back to the Romans in the 1st century AD, but it was the Catholic monks that really established the vineyards in the Middle Ages. These guys grew the grapes for the church and the aristocratic Dukes of Burgundy. The French Revolution returned the vineyards to the people who, today, pride themselves on their attachment to the land. The personal relationship to the land has inspired growth in organic and bio-dynamic viticulture and winemaking.
Our next stop in our tour of Burgundy is the Côte Chalonnaise, situated between the towns of Chagny and Saint-Vallerin. Here there are no Grand Cru vineyards. The Dukes of Burgundy were centered in Dijon and liked to keep their holdings close to home. They considered these areas to the south to be more rural and for the peasants. What a shame, they really missed out on some superb wines!
The area around Givry, in the middle of the Chalonnaise, has over 13 types of soil. These different plots give the wines individual character and the winemakers here really know their soils, with some having held the vineyard lands since the 17th century.
The wines from this area are good value. They range from smooth Chardonnays with subtle oak influences and ripe tree fruits to more rustic Pinot Noirs, filled with dried strawberry, cherry, earth and forest influences, and even suede-like tannins.
Chablis: These wines are a bit rounder and more minerally with grapes sourced from the limestone slopes near the village of Chablis. The majority of the wines we see on our local shelves are in this category.
The cost of Burgundy wines is ballooning. As to why, there is a confluence of events, from global supply chain blockages to a worldwide pandemic, and climate-change-induced weather disruptions that produced severe frost damage.
This third-generation domaine started growing vines in 1953 and making their own wine in 2014; they converted to organic farming in 2020. This golden-robed, right-bank Premier Cru pours out with laser-like, mineral-driven precision.
Burgundy (Bourgogne) is world famous for its great red and white wines. World-famous wines like Aloxe Corton, Nuits St Georges, Chambertin, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet, Pommard and La Tache. Burgundy is divided in Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais. In our selection you will find many old wines and/or exclusive Grand Cru or Premier Cru Bourgogne wines. Make your selection and order online. Delivery is also possible with gift packaging.
More info about wine from Bourgogne: Many of the best wines in the world are produced in Burgundy. The wine is famous for its elegance and subtle notes. The wine region stretches - in broad terms - from between the cities of Dijon and Mâcon, along the river Saône. Naturally we should not forget Chablis that is located to the south-east of Paris. From north to south Bourgogne is divided into Chablis, Côte-d'Or (Côtes De Nuits & Côte De Beaune), Côte Chalonnaise & Mâconnais. Although we should point out that Beaujolais - extremely popular in France and with its own unique character - also belongs to the region by extension. The dominant grapes are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. For Chablis we should point out that - despite the fact that it is white wine - Chablis Grand Cru only needs a few years before it is ready to drink. They can also easily be kept for 20 years. Côtes de Nuits is mainly known for its AOC Marsannay, AOC Gevrey-Chambertin, AOC Vosne-Romanée, not forgetting AOC Nuits-Saint-Georges and AOC Vougeot. AOC Vosne-Romanée is absolutely world class and is the most famous and most expensive region in Bourgogne. It is the ultimate wine for laying down. In the Côtes de Beaune we find the notorious AOC Aloxe-Corton, AOC Pommard, AOC Meursault (with its beautiful yellow colour and delicious aftertaste), AOC Chassagne-Montrachet and many more. From Côte Châlonnaise we are mainly familiar with AOC Rully and AOC Mercurey. In de Côte Mâconnais the AOC Pouilly-Fuissé & AOC Saint-Véran reach a grand old age. So you have understood: the Bourgogne wine region is highly fragmented, but this may be the reason why it produces some of the ultimate world-class wines. It is important to note that in Bourgogne people often use so-called negotiators (trade houses) in which - originally- grapes from different, smaller, vineyards were combined.
The team at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro is pleased to host an evening highlighting the highly sought-after Burgundy wines of Maison Louis Jadot. Executive Chef Nick Wirth has created a five-course menu to accentuate some of the finest Burgundies from this top-quality wine producer. During the evening, Thibaut Marquis, North American Export Manager at Maison Louis Jadot, will be on hand to guide us through the rich history of the winery and featured wines.
In addition to enjoying an exceptional dining event, guests will have the opportunity to purchase an additional wine pour of the highly-rated and coveted 2020 Domaine Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru for $49.
Vosne-Romaneé is one of the most prized of the villages in Burgundy, home to some of the most expensive and highly coveted wines in the world. The reasons for this are complicated, but Burgundy hounds agree that the climate simply produces wines that combine powerful flavor and silky elegance in a way that no other villages can really rival. The 2020 Grand Cru vintage is considered to be a standout wine.
"Burgundy for kings, Bordeaux for nobles, champagne for duchesses," says a French proverb. Burgundy is the home of the most noble wines, with illustrious names such as Corton Charlemagne, Gevrey Chambertin and Chablis Grand Cru.
A few bottles of good red wine from Burgundy, as it used to be said, should be kept in the cellar for special occasions - for everyday enjoyment there are cheaper wines. Those who are familiar with the (admittedly: initially unmanageable) amount of regional and Village AOCs, Premier Crus and Grand Crus in Burgundy will quickly discover delicious Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs for every occasion.
The Burgundy wine region developed between the Rhône valley and the Paris basin along a busy trade route that has connected the Mediterranean with northern Europe since ancient times. The carefully cultivated mosaic of more than 1,200 climats between Dijon and Beaune, which has remained practically unchanged for centuries, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2015.
Bourgogne (excluding Beaujolais) produces mainly white wines. 48 percent of the vineyard area is planted with Chardonnay, 6 percent with Aligoté, 34 percent with Pinot Noir and 10 percent with Gamay; the rest is shared by Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, César and a few others. The undisputed stars of the vineyards in northern Burgundy are the white Chardonnay grape and the red Pinot Noir, the other varieties are more prominent further south.
Similar to the neighbouring Champagne, calcareous soils characterise the large slopes of Burgundy's northernmost region. Chablis produces almost exclusively dry Chardonnay wines with mineral accents, including the Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses AOC from the Domaine William Fèvre.
The more than 30 Grands Crus of the Côte d'Or include some of the most famous vineyards in the world - including Romanée-Conti, Clos de Vougeot and Chambertin on the Côte de Nuits, and Corton and Montrachet on the Côte d'Or, to name but a few. The well over 370 Grand Crus and Premiers Crus in the heart of Burgundy are exclusively stocked with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They consist of well over 1,000 precisely delimited plots of land, known in French as "Climats". The winemaking culture of Burgundy requires that the microclimate and geological characteristics of each Climats - sometimes only a few square metres or one or two rows of vines - be taken into account in the cultivation, care and vinification of the vines. The unique mosaic of vineyard parcels on the eastern slopes of the Côte d'Or has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015.
Both wine regions are known for fruity, light Chardonnays. From the Côte Chalonnaise comes a robust, full-bodied Pinot Noir (especially in comparison with the elegant plants of the Côte d'Or). The Mâconnais also cultivates the red grape variety Gamay.
Premiers CrusMore than 550 vineyards in Burgundy are classified in the second highest quality category. The Premier Cru classification does not necessarily mean a lower quality compared to Grand Cru; some Premier Cru sites such as Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru are considered by wine lovers and connoisseurs to be at least equal.
AOC Village While Grands and Premier Crus often bear only the name of the location on the label, the 44 Appellations Village in Burgundy are identified by the name of the place of origin. Municipal wines mostly come from the plain or from climatically less well aligned hillside sites.
"Champagne" can only be called sparkling wine from the AOC Champagne. Crémant de Bourgogne is also produced according to the Méthode traditonelle in the Départments Yonne, Côte d'Or, Saône-et-Loire and Rhône, but in a less complex process. The most important difference, however, is the wider range of grape varieties approved for Crémant: While only Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir may be used to produce Champagne, the highest quality Crémant de Bourgogne may also use Pinot Gris in addition to these grape varieties. For Crémant's second class in Burgundy, Gamay, Aligoté, Melon and Sacy are added. 041b061a72