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Finest Wines of Burgundy: A Guide to the Best Producers of the CT-D'Or and Their Wines
     

Finest Wines of Burgundy: A Guide to the Best Producers of the CT-D'Or and Their Wines

by Bill Nanson
 

Burgundy has a far stronger hold over the imaginations and passions of wine lovers than might be expected from the relatively modest number of bottles it produces. Over the centuries, hundreds of plots of vineyard land were demarcated, farmed, and individually named. The monks who did this work noticed that each vineyard had a slightly different character and that

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Burgundy has a far stronger hold over the imaginations and passions of wine lovers than might be expected from the relatively modest number of bottles it produces. Over the centuries, hundreds of plots of vineyard land were demarcated, farmed, and individually named. The monks who did this work noticed that each vineyard had a slightly different character and that this difference was consistently expressed each year in the wine it produced. Today, we call this phenomenon "terroir", and in Burgundy it finds its fullest expression through the region's signature varieties Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This sumptuously illustrated and beautifully produced guide, complete with maps and more than 150 full-colour photographs, leads readers on a journey through the well-worn vineyard paths and into the cellars of the Côte d'Or, where they will encounter exciting but relatively undiscovered producers alongside recognized stars. Bill Nansons informative and entertaining narrative describes the regions vineyards and vintages, as well as the cultural, historical, and personal realities involved in their translation into wine. Jon Wyand's stunning photographs bring the people and the countryside to life. The Finest Wines of Burgundy enhances the enjoyment and understanding of some of the world's most celebrated, original, and seductive wines.

The Finest Wines of Burgundy is part of a major series of illustrated guides created by the editorial team at The World of Fine Wine magazine, working with leading authorities who give unrivalled treatment of a classic region's producers, vineyards, and vintages. Adopting the definition proposed by Hugh Johnson, these innovative studies focus on "the wines most worth talking about", giving space to those themes of greatest interest to the growing number of serious wine lovers by telling more of the story under the vines and behind the wines - not only what they taste like but why they taste that way and how they reflect the particular places, people, and times that made them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845136925
Publisher:
Aurum Press, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2012

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