如果有一个巨大的木块敲你的头有点莎当妮是不是你的风格, 那么勃艮第是你需要去. 勃艮第, 位于法国东部, 索恩河西是著名的优雅, 干, 霞多丽更侧重于水果. Burgundy uses oak for mouthfeel and maturity. 是啊, 他们让红太, 但今天, I’m talking only Chard. If you want to taste what I consider to be the best Chardy in the world, then take note of these Burgundy Travel Tips and get ready for the wine trip of a lifetime.
Burgundy Travel Tips
当一个人认为勃艮第的一个可以想象葡萄园覆盖地区广阔的包裹. 这是有些不精确. 当然, Burgundy is a large winemaking region, 但它是由许多微小的生产商是谁爱上了他们的土地和葡萄. These winemakers and viticulturists have generations of wine in their blood. Burgundians are not the “snooty” Parisians everyone imagines France is populated by. 勃艮第温柔, 农民甜. When asked what else they would be doing if not winemaking will respond with a simple…” this is all I know, and this is what I do”.
Burgundy has the most appellations d’origine contrôlée (AOCs) in France. 其生产者是令人难以置信的专注于风土. 有超过 400 该地区的土壤类型. 该品种, combined with each winery’s winemaking style results in a myriad of styles all unified by elegance and minerality. Burgundy AOCs are classified from Grand Cru vineyards (with the toughest denominations) to regional appellations and Vin du Pays.
Here’s the breakdown on Burgundy Wines
在制造最好的葡萄园由AOC法律界定. 特级葡萄酒仅占 2% 生产是年龄和至少五年. Grand Cru only lists the name of the vineyard as the appellation (example Chassagne-Montrachet) and plus the term “Grand Cru”.
These come from high-quality vineyard sites and make up 12% 生产. 他们年龄至少三年. 总理酒庄的葡萄酒有村名, 总理酒庄, and (most of the time) the vineyard name on the label (example, “Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons”). 有时, 他们从不同的总理酒庄葡萄园同村发, 所以它们不会显示个别葡萄园的名字.
这些葡萄酒从葡萄园的葡萄酒网站的交融中的一个内进行 42 村庄, 或者从一个非保密葡萄园. 村组成 36% 生产. These are considered the “entry level” wines. 村标签将有村名, such as “Pommard”. 在勃艮第的一些村庄追加了特级葡萄园的名称，原来的村名, 例如, “Aloxe-Corton”.
这些葡萄酒在整个地区取得, 或者比个人村庄大的区域. 这里, 你还会发现桃红葡萄酒和起泡酒, 以及其他葡萄品种. Here’s the breakdown on these:
- AOC Bourgogne: A “generic” appellation for red or white wines made in the region, they are similar to Villages and are perfect for everyday drinking.
- 次区域称谓: Made from grapes of areas larger than a village, 像梅肯村.
如果你想在旅途中品尝勃艮第的一些霞多丽, 您可以访问这个城市的博纳. 许多规模较大的酒商都品酒室有. 然而, 我建议你交朋友与当地人. Chances are they will be friends with at least one of the area’s smaller producers. 这是真正的美女被发现.
Where to Stay When Visiting Burgundy
Beaune is my fave city in Burgundy. It’s sleepy and quiet unless you go there during the 收容所博纳 wine auction in November. If you go during this event, expect to pay a premium for lodging and make sure to make reservations way ahead of time. Restaurants book early, especially Michelin starred ones. Beaune’s starred restaurants offer fantastic lunch deals, so make sure to take advantage of these.
A bigger city than Beaune with a proper train station. Plenty of great restaurants and things to do. While I prefer Beaune, Dijon is quite lovely – so maybe you want to split up your trip between the two.
Wineries to Visit
Their 49€ tasting gets you a taste of 8 葡萄酒, 5 reds, 和 3 whites. They have other tastings that include more high-end wines, but if you are a beginner, this is a great place to start,
One of the best selling Burgundy brands, this is another fun place to visit and you’ll get to taste wines that are not available stateside. A private tour is 20€ per person.
这里, you can taste wines from different wineries. Your tastings can consist of anywhere from 3-11 葡萄酒. Tastings are priced around 27€.
Have other questions about Burgundy? Ask in the comments. Always happy to help out.