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Red BurgundyAlmost all red Burgundy (the real Burgundy, from France) is 100% Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir has been growing in the same Burgundy vineyards for over a thousand years. If anyone has figured out the right place to grow Pinot Noir (aka "The Heartbrake Grape") it is the Burgundians.
The best Red Burgundy is silky smooth, rich in black cherry fruit, backed by earthy notes of truffle and mushroom. Grand Cru Burgundy is meant to age for decades; to continually improve, as the primary fruit of youth is transformed in bottle to the earthy flavors of maturity. Premier Cru Burgundy is also meant to age, but will never reach either the heights or depths of Grand Cru. Most Burgundy is meant for drinking 5 to 7 years after the vintage, with basic Borgougne Rouge ready to drink almost upon release.
Aromas of spices, smoke, and cherry.Garnet with purple hints; very expressive nose of red and black fruits; aromatic and fruity mouth with round tannins. Drink young to enjoy freshness.... more
Marsannay is the village which marks the northern gateway to the Côte d’Or on leaving Dijon, the capital of Burgundy and home to the Ducs de Bourgogne. This village marks the beginning of the Route des Grands Crus which follows the N6 highway ... more
Site: very close to Beaune, as the name indicates. This is a small appellation around the tiny village of Chorey, at the foot of the hill of Corton.
History & tradition: the vineyard of Chorey-les-Beaune was founded in 1237 by Edouard de Froment, more
Elegantly balanced. Aromas of red fruits, herbs and spice.... more
Site: at the heart of Cote de Nuits, between Morey-Saint-Denis and Vougeot.
History & tradition: the name of the village Chambolle is probably derived from the Celtic ”cambola”, already reputed for its vineyards in Gallo-Roman times ... more
Domaine Jean-Noel Gagnard is one of the most respected producers in the world-renowned village of Chassagne-Montrachet in Burgundy’s Cote d’Or, where the family’s history can be traced back to the 15th century. In 1960, Jean-Noel ... more
2009: 88-91 Points
- Alan Meadows, BurgHound
: "A somewhat rustic but notably floral nose of dark berry fruit and intense earth influences gives way to rich, suave and very generous medium-bodied flavors that possess good dry ... more
This Mercurey is a discovery. Medium-bodied, juicy wine, with berry-fruit and cassis notes and a lovely floral voilet element. Very aromatic and stunningly complex. A delicous lush, yet light Burgundy. 100% Pinot Noir.... more
This Cote Chalonnaise village gets its name from the God Mercury (God of Merchants). The story goes that a temple was erected here in honour of this deity. This climat La Framboisiere produces wines with real character and is one of Faiveley’s ... more