Burgundy is amongst France most famous and traditional wine making regions. It is here that Pinot Noir and Chardonnay find their spiritual home and create wines with ethereal subtlety and complexity, enjoyed by wine lovers across the world.
Burgundy Wines – A Very Rich Tradition
Many people are mystified as to the mystique surrounding the ancient wine burgundy. This is a wine with a very rich and varied history, both cultural and socio-economic. For centuries, farmers and winemakers in France have been cultivating grapes to make burgundy wines blends. These blends have become some of the most expensive wines in the world, but also some of the most mundane.
There has been a lot of controversy about rip offs and scams surrounding burgundy wines and how people who thought they were getting an elite wine ended up with a common table wine. There is a saying called ’experiencing the burgundy burn’, which is when someone who thinks they are getting an expensive high quality burgundy wines realises they’ve been swindled and sold a bill of false goods. But it is unmistakably true that some burgundy wines are well worth the hundreds and thousands of cost.
Burgundy wines will sit nicely on the tongue and roll around the sides of the mouth, hitting the sides of the tongue as well. This wine has a deep rich flavour and a strong aroma that is often earthy and contains traces of minerals. The wine is rich in tannins if it has been properly aged and this leads to a complex set of high notes and a lingering finish. Once the palette learns how to taste burgundy, other wines may start to seem simple in contrast. This is a wine that it easy to fall in love with, a love that may last a lifetime.