Ahhh Burgundy, the romantic heart of French wine. Nestled in a narrow strip of land between Dijon to the North and Lyon to the south Burgundy is far smaller than Bordeaux. Towards Dijon are the famous red wines of Romanee Conti, Nuits Saint Georges and Gevry Chambertin – lovely fruity, rich Pinot Noirs that are a delight. Further south white Chardonnay grapes dominate in the villages of Puligny and Chassagne Montrachet and of course our home – Meursault.
Now I have to confess that I have long been a red wine fan and tended to keep white wines for summer barbecues and maybe to go with the Christmas turkey. Moving to Meursault has opened my eyes to a whole new world of loveliness. These are wines of depth and power that some how retain their fresh lemon flavours. It’s very clever and I am only just beginning to understand how they do it. Anyway it is lovely stuff and we have decided to focus our Burgundy offering on them. There are some reds available of course including a lovely Ladoix and a Volnay.