Burgundy is one of the most famous wine regions in France. Located in central-eastern France, it covers a large area. Because of the large area, many different wines come from this region. From full-bodied wines from Côte de Nuits to fresh wines from Maconnais.
The main wine regions in Burgundy
Burgundy covers a large area. This area can be divided into several regions. Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Mâconnais all have their own distinctive characteristics. In Chablis, mainly fresh wines are made. Chardonnay is very popular here. In Côte de Nuits, on the other hand, full-bodied wines with notes of blackcurrants and cherries are made. Wines with the taste of fresh red fruit are also produced here. South of the Côte de Nuits is Côte de Beaune. Rich Chardonnays come from here. And in the southernmost region of Maconnais, they produce fresh, citrusy wines on the limestone soil. What is remarkable about wines from Burgundy is that grapes are not mixed with other grapes. This produces the quality wines that are known and loved worldwide.
Why is Burgundy wine expensive?
Although wines from Burgundy are very popular, the price of these wines is often quite high. This is due to several factors. First, there is the quality of the wine. This is very high in Burgundy. There are quite a few vineyards designated as "Grand Cru," the highest qualification. Demand for these high-quality wines is high, but production is not the same every year. This creates some scarcity. This drives up prices for Burgundy wine. Wine from the northern areas of Burgundy is often priced slightly more friendly than wine from the middle, while the quality is also very high.
Tasting Burgundy wine for yourself
At Aardig Wijntje, we have a nice selection of Burgundy wine for you. Choose from delicious white or red wines from the various wine regions and taste for yourself the quality produced in this area. From a fresh Chardonnay to a full-bodied Pinot Noir. We have selected the finest biodynamic and natural wines from the region for you. This way you can taste the real character of Burgundy.
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