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- July 1st, 2015
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Enjoy French Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the famous Burgundy region this month.
In addition to our wine list, we are showcasing a hand-picked selection of beautiful Burgundies from our favourite French wine houses such as Faiveley, Drouhin, Esmonin and Salomon. We are featuring a variety throughout the month so just ask about our Burgundies on your next visit. Santé!
Basics on Burgundy
Burgundy wine (Bourgogne or vin de Bourgogne) is wine made in the Burgundy region in eastern France, in the valleys and slopes west of the Saône River, a tributary of the Rhône. The most famous wines produced here—those commonly referred to as “Burgundies”—are dry red wines made from Pinot noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes.
Winemaking goes back to the Romans in the 1st century AD but it was the Catholic monks that really established the vineyards in the Middle Ages growing grapes for the church and the aristocratic Dukes of Burgundy. The French Revolution gave the land back to the people who, today, pride themselves on their attachment to the land. So much so that many are practicing sustainable, organic and bio-dynamic viticulture and winemaking in ever increasing numbers.- WineFolly