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Burgundy Wine

The historic vineyards of Burgundy lie in an arc from Auxerre to Lyon, with the heartland of the Côte d'Or situated to the north and south of Beaune. From Chablis in the north, through the Côte D'Or, Côte Chalonnaise, Maçonnais and finally Beaujolais, this region is the spiritual home of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. Extreme fragmentation of vineyards due to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Law of Succession means that (particularly in the Côte d'Or) relatively small vineyards have multiple owners (of varying ability) and quantities of the best wines are miniscule.

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  1. Mâcon-Vergisson: Domaine de Roncevaux 'La Roche' 2017
    Bottle
    £19.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £234.00
  2. Pouilly-Fuissé: Domaine de Roncevaux 'Minéralys' 2015
    Bottle
    £24.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £291.00
  3. AOC Fleurie: Domaine de Fa 2017
    Magnum
    £45.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £270.00
  4. Gevrey-Chambertin: Domaine Henri Richard 'Aux Corvées' 2015
    Bottle
    £45.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £540.00
  5. Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 'Beauroy' Premier Cru 2018
    Bottle
    £23.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £279.00
  6. Pernand-Vergelesses: Domaine François Gay & Fils 2017
    Bottle
    £32.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £384.00
  7. Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles 'Les Athées' Blanc 2016
    Bottle
    £29.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £359.40
  8. Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu Grand Cru 'Les Clos' 2017
    Bottle
    £47.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £570.00
  9. Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2018
    Bottle
    £17.50
    Bottle (Case)
    £210.00
  10. Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2017
    Magnum
    £45.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £270.00
    Half Bottle
    £9.85
    Half Bottle (Case)
    £236.40
  11. Bourgogne Aligoté: Christian Bellang Fils 2018
    Bottle
    £13.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £159.00
  12. Beaujolais Villages: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Vieilles Vignes' Blanc 2017
    Bottle
    £13.25
    Bottle (Case)
    £159.00
  13. Vosne Romanée: Domaine Misset-Cheron 'Les Barreaux' 2013
    Bottle
    £48.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £576.00
  14. Pommard: Closerie des Alisiers 'La rue au Port' 2017
    Bottle
    £39.75
    Bottle (Case)
    £477.00
  15. Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles 1er Cru 'Les Poulettes' Rouge 2015
    Bottle
    £48.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £576.00
  16. Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles 1er Cru 'Les Poulettes' Rouge 2014
    Magnum
    £98.00
    Magnum (Case)
    £588.00
  17. Morgon: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Tradition Vieilles Vignes' 2017
    Bottle
    £14.95
    Bottle (Case)
    £179.40
  18. Clos de Vougeot: Domaine Paul Misset Grand Cru 2015
    Bottle
    £99.00
    Bottle (Case)
    £1,188.00
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Quick and Easy Guide to the wines of Burgundy

Bamboozle wine bores with a profound understanding of Burgundy

Overview:
The historic vineyards of Burgundy lie in a 230km arc from Auxerre to Lyon, with the heartland of the Côte d'Or situated to the north and south of Beaune. From Chablis in the north, through the Côte D'Or, Côte Chalonnaise, Maçonnais and finally Beaujolais, this region is the spiritual home of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties. Extreme fragmentation of vineyards due to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Law of Succession means that (particularly in the Côte d'Or) relatively small vineyards have multiple owners (of varying ability) and quantities of the best wines are miniscule. The region enjoys a gastronomic and viticultural heritage that is unsurpassed.

Area Under Vine:
Burgundy has over 600 AOCs (compared to 57 in Bordeaux), 27,000 hectares under vine, although half the region's entire output is Beaujolais.

Key AOCs:
Chablis, Vosne-Romanée, Clos de Vougeot, Nuits-Saints-Georges, Corton-Charlemagne, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Pouilly-Fuissé, Macon & Beaujolais.

Principal grapes:
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Aligoté & Gamay.

Notable domaines:
Mortet, Dujac, DRC, Roumier, Cathiard, Anne Gros, Henri Jayer, Bonneau du Martray, Raveneau, Coche-Dury, Leflaive, Lapierre, Guffens-Heynen, plus important negociant houses Latour, Bouchard, Jadot, Duboeuf.

Local delicacies:
Beef bourguignon, coq au vin, oeufs en meurette (eggs poached in wine), escargots in parsley and garlic, époisses (cheese) Dijon mustard, crème de cassis liqueur.

Restaurants we like:
Le Chambolle (Chambole-Musigny), Relais Bacchus (Lancié), Le Gourmandin (Beaune), Le Montrachet (Puligny-Montrachet) & Au P'tit Kir (Saint Léger sur Dheune).

Famous people from the region:
Pierre Paul Prud'hon (Romantic painter), Gustave Eiffel (engineer), Gaspard Monge (mathematician), Pierre Larousse (lexicographer), Bernard Thevenet (two- time Tour de France winner).

Things to do:
Hire bikes and cycle the Route des Grand Crus, take a boat ride on the Canal du Centre; see washed-rind cheeses being made at the Gaugry fromagerie, attend the Hospices de Beaune wine auction, view Impressionist paintings in the Musée des Beaux-Arts housed in the Palais des Ducs (Dijon) or check out the covered food market Les Halles.

Bien classique:
Gevrey-Chambertin: Domaine Henri Richard.

Autre chose:
Beaujolais blanc: Arnaud Aucoeur.