RED WINE / Pinot Noir
As home to the greatest expression of pinot noir and chardonnay on the planet, Burgundy holds special significance as the place where these varieties reach their most complex and ethereal. However, understanding the peculiarities of the region and its wines can be extremely confusing. Burgundy is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzled compared to Bordeaux's 100 pieces!
Burgundy covers five distinct districts, from Chablis (the most northerly), and Beaujolais (the farthest south), to the Cote Chalonnaise and Macon, but it is the 50 km by 1.5 km contiguous strip of vineyards know as the Cote d'Or, which is divided into two vineyard areas (the Cote de Nuits in the north and the Cote de Beaune in the south) that cannot supply the world with enough of its inimitable, incomparable nectar - as Kermit Lynch's Adventures on the Wine Route puts it.