Bourgogne is considered as one of the territories where the production of wine is followed with more attention and familiarity. Located in the central-eastern area of France, this area is mainly known for the production of white wines made of Chardonnay grape and red wines produced with Pinot Noir, both autochthonous grapes of this region. It may surprise you, however Bourgogne is the northernmost place of the world where red wines are produced
Let's see which are the areas of the French region where wines are produced and which are the characteristics of the bottles produced here:
Chablis, a region located about one hundred kilometers north from the most renowned area of Bourgogne, Côte d'Or. From here come exclusively white wines produced with Chardonnay grape: a white wine from Bourgogne characterized by a crisp taste and by hints of mineral aromas, these wines are fermented and aged in steel tanks, unless the producer does not want to play with flavors and with a production different from the usual.
Côte d'Or, that is the most prestigious area of the whole region, extending from Dijon to Santenay. This one, in turn, is divided in two regions: Côte de Nuit, more to the north, mainly famous for the production of red wines made of Pinot Noir Bourgogne and a small production of white wines made of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. And Côte de Beaune, more to the south, where the most renowned white wines of Bourgogne are produced. From here comes a renowned white wine of Bourgogne, Mâcon-Igé La Cra which, thanks to a slight over aging, gives an intense alcohol by volume and an intense aroma of yellow fruits. To the nose, instead, it is tasty of ripe fruits with final notes of honey and butter.
Côte Chalonnaise, located just south from Côte D'Or. Here are indistinctly produced both whites and reds, with an excellent production of wines made with Aligoté grapes in the village of Bouzeron. Particularly renowned is also the village of Rully, where are produced interesting classic method sparkling wines, known as Cremant de Bourgogne.
Maconnais, a region which can be found while going towards the south of Bourgogne, where white wines of average quality are produced.
Beaujolais, the southernmost area, which is distinguished both for climate and for vineyards from all the others. This is the characteristic territory of Gamay, the vineyard from which is produced the renowned Beaujolais Nouveau, the French new wine which is now famous all over the world.