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Burgundy wine is one of the most distinctive and sought-after wines in the world. It is made from grapes grown in the historic French region named after it and known for its distinct terroir or environment that contributes to its unique flavour profile.

10 Interesting Facts About Burgundy Wine

Here are a few interesting facts about this amazing wine:

1 - The main grape varieties used to make Burgundy wine include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay, Aligote, Melon de Bourgogne and Sauvignon Blanc, all of which contribute to its natural complexity.

2 - Burgundy has been producing wine since the Roman Empire in 52 B.C.! This makes it one of the oldest wine-producing regions in France.

3 - Burgundy is divided into four main categories: Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Village and Regional Wines. The higher-classification wines are typically much more expensive due to their limited availability and high-quality production standards.

4 - Many winemakers in Burgundy still use traditional techniques such as hand harvesting, destemming, and barrel fermentation. This process helps ensure that the unique characteristics of each vintage are maintained.

5 - Burgundy produces some of the most famous wines in the world including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC), Montrachet, Musigny and Chambertin Clos de Be.

6 - Burgundy is the only French wine region that produces exclusively single-varietal wines, meaning they are all made from one type of grape. The most common varietals used in Burgundy wines are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

7 - In Burgundy, producers often own small pieces of land scattered across several vineyards instead of one big estate. This makes it difficult for them to manage their production and sales but the result is that it helps to create a wide variety of flavours within the same area.

8 - One of the main things that make Burgundy's wines so unique is their ability to express terroir. Terroir is a French term meaning ‘taste of place’ which refers to how geographical factors like soil type, climate and topography influence the character of the wine from that particular area. This is why many great Burgundies have such distinct flavours that can be identified as coming from this region alone.

9 - The climate in Burgundy contributes significantly to its wines' quality as well. Winters here can be cold and harsh while summers are warm but not overly hot – perfect conditions for ripening grapes slowly yet evenly and producing delicate fruit flavours with a good balance between acidity and sugar levels.

10 - Finally, another factor contributing to Burgundy's unique wines is its winemaking tradition which focuses on minimal intervention, allowing each individual terroir to shine through in the finished product. Most producers will age their reds in oak barrels or oak casks for at least two years before bottling them; whites may receive a shorter period of ageing depending on their style.

Wine Tours in Burgundy

In conclusion, there are many reasons why Burgundy wines are considered some of the best in the world. From their ancient origins to their singular expression of terroir, these amazing wines have a lot to offer both newbie drinkers and seasoned connoisseurs alike.  Visit our Burgundy Wine Tours page to sample some of the amazing tours that tabl. has to offer!

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