Burgundy is a region in eastern France known for the best vineyard and wine making. Many varieties of grapes orientated from here, and some wines are produced only in Burgundy. Red and white wine are equally represented here. Chardonnay is main grape variety used for the white wine, and for the red is Pinot noir. Red and white wine are also made using others varieties of grapes, like Gamay and Aligoté. Some sorts of Rosé and Champagne are also produced here. Winemaking in Burgundy dates back to medieval times when monasteries had a crucial part in developing wine production.
Overview of Burgundy
The area where vineyards are located is in the heart of Burgundy; there are surrounded by small villages and hills that provide rain and weather shelter from the strong wind. The best wine of this region originates from the vineyard who are most exposed to the sunshine and drainage. The climate in Burgundy is continental, with hot summer and cold winters, which is pleasing to the Burgundy vineyards.
Viticulture in Burgundy originates back in the second century AD. Monks and monasteries had an important role in developing wine making in the medieval ages here, but very little of wine is saved from this period. Many kings and dukes throughout history donated vineyards, and many of them owned one. In the 18th century when the roads through France was built, commerce started to climb, which accelerated the sale of the wine. Late 20th century was a turning point in Burgundy winemaking, and the vineyards set the new course of winemaking, which led to more complex wine. Today these wines are recognized all over the world.
Book a wine tasting tour for you and your friends
Wine tasting is a fun event that you can do with your friends, family or by yourself. You can visit a wine cellar by your choosing, or book the tour to the most popular wine cellars in the region. There are four steps that you can follow when tasting wine. First is a visual inspection of wine. Second is to smell the wine and identify aromas by smell. Next step is to taste wine, and the last one is to contemplate this whole experience.