Focus on wine: Burgundy

Focus on wine: Burgundy.

Despite the progress in science and technology, to make good wine is still difficult, and even harder to make the wine is really outstanding. However, there are-lucky country engaged in this art for hundreds of years, some even for millennia, and France, just of the latter. This is where the ideal climatic conditions and fertile soils, coupled with centuries-old experience of winemakers can create masterpiece drinks, each of which deserves special mention.

We begin the cycle of publications devoted to the land of wine, to travelers other than geographic maps, and navigate freely in the wine routes. Our first stop came in Burgundy, a real pearl of the east of France, gave the world no one dozen legendary wines.

Geography and climate.

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Ancient wine-growing region of France stretches east almost two hundred kilometers. Burgundy is located in the zone of continental climate with harsh winters and hot, and sometimes sultry and dry summer.

Perfect conditions.

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This is where the fertile soil, slight humidity and sun shades give hundreds of noble drink, with almost all the wines of this province monosepazhny — made from a single grape variety.

Sub-regional division.

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Burgundy is divided into several sub-regions. On clay-limestone soils of the city of Chablis born aristocratic white wine. In the «golden hill» Côte d’grown two famous varieties: Pinot Noir (red) and Chardonnay (white).

Pride of Côte-d’Or.

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Côte d’Or is also famous for one of the most prestigious wines in the world of young — Romanee-Conti, and lyubimmym wine Napoleon — Chambertin.

Homeland Beaujolais Nouveau.

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Among the rocky hills of Beaujolais is Gamay kingdom, which produces young red wine Beaujolais Nouveau with flowers and fruit notes.

Be sure to visit.

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Recommended wine route in Burgundy: Billards, Charmet, Dubotuf and Cellier des Samsons.

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