French Burgundy wines
Burgundy has a rich history. Since the beginning of our era, wines have been made here that are world famous. In addition to the many classifications, rules and exceptions, the wine region is very fragmented. It consists of many small pieces of vineyard and that is a remnant of the French Revolution. Before that, most of the vineyards were in the hands of the church, but Napoleon split the vineyards and auctioned them. For example, a vineyard of 50 hectares can have as many as 80 owners. Every square meter can be different. That is why the interaction of the soil, the climate, the location of the vineyard and the skills of the winegrower is extremely important for the quality of the wine.
The vineyards in Burgundy are located on conveniently located slopes, where the grapes take full advantage of the sun. The region is known for its quality wines from two grapes: Pinot Noir for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines. Burgundy has five wine regions: the northern Chablis, Côte d’Or in the heart of Burgundy where the most beautiful wines are made and which is divided into Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. Then the hilly Côte Chalonnaise, the rustic Mâconnais and Beaujolais, the largest of the five wine districts. There are as many as hundreds of appellations. This can be as wide as the region to as specific as the vineyard.
Le Connaisseur sells a wide range of wines from the famous Burgundy region as Domaine Bernard Defaix, Bouchard Père & Fils, Fanny Sabre, Gabriel et Paul Jouard, Gerard Seguin, Harmand - Geoffroy, Joseph Drouhin, Merlin, Domaine des 3 Dames, Domaine de la Croix Senaillet and Marc Morey.