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Burgundy and Its Wines

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Burgundy is a unique mix of historic towns and vineyards, great wines, and thousands of stubbornly individualistic wine makers, brokers, and merchants. The spirit of the region comes alive here, through text by award-winning wine writer Nicholas Faith and Andy Katz’s incomparable photographs. Through this perfect marriage of words and images, oenophiles can travel to the Côte d’Or, which produces outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, home of the world’s most expensive red wine; ...
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Overview

Burgundy is a unique mix of historic towns and vineyards, great wines, and thousands of stubbornly individualistic wine makers, brokers, and merchants. The spirit of the region comes alive here, through text by award-winning wine writer Nicholas Faith and Andy Katz’s incomparable photographs. Through this perfect marriage of words and images, oenophiles can travel to the Côte d’Or, which produces outstanding Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, home of the world’s most expensive red wine; the three outlying regions of Chablis; as well as the Mâconnais, Beaujolais, and many other lovely sites. A selective guide to the best merchants and producers, as well as a directory of appellations and Grands Crus, help wine-lovers in their purchases and on visits to the area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844836062
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 610,073
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Chapter 1 Why Burgundy? The geology, geography, grapes and history of one of the world's greatest vineyards 12
Interlude: A Duchy and Its Capital: How Burgundy's glamorous past is reflected in its capital, Dijon 34
Chapter 2 The Royal Road to Romanee-Conti: Gevrey-Chambertin; the Clos de Vougeot and the Chevaliers du Tastevin; Romanee-Conti; and Corton 38
Chapter 3 Beaune Means Business: The merchants, including Jadot, Drouhin and Latour, and their annual sale at the Hospices de Beaune 58
Chapter 4 The Sacred Stones of Montrachet: Villages of the Cote de Beaune--Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, and Chassagne- and Puligny-Montrachet 78
Chapter 5 The Challengers: How the Hautes Cotes, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are competing with the Cote d'Or 98
Chapter 6 The "Other" Burgundies: Two very special outsiders--the fruity Gamays from Beaujolais and the crisp white wines of Chablis 120
Practical Reference
Some of the best merchants and estates 138
Regional and communal appellations, and Grands Crus 142
Acknowledgments 144
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