With more appellations than any other region in France, Burgundy is the undisputed home of the concept “terroir”. A small 10 ha area can be divided into 10 smaller areas that may be owned and maintained by 10 different growers. Each small area may have its own particular soil and climate, therefore producing its unique style of wine. Burgundy is unlike any area in the world, producing drastically different wines from grapes grown just meters apart.
Specializing in two grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Burgundian wine makers create wines of various styles. Chardonnay’s range from the crisp, mineral fresh Chablis to the oak aged and cellar worthy Meursault’s. The Pinot Noir’s range from fruit forward and simple regional wines to the most complex and intricate Pinot’s of the Corton or Montrachet regions.
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Aligote
Cote du Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Chablis
Due to Napoleonic Law, you have to split your property equally among all your children. So within two generations your vineyard could be split numerous times. This results in negociants that have to purchase grapes.