The Great Domaines of Burgundy: A Guide to the Finest Wines of the Cote d'or

The Great Domaines of Burgundy: A Guide to the Finest Wines of the Cote d'or

by Remington Norman
     
 
The completely revised and updated edition of this highly praised and classic work on the wines and wine-makers of Burgandy.

For many wine-lovers, Burgundy is frustratingly complex - a simple village wine is often more rewarding than a Premier Cru, wine from one appellation may taste much the same as that from another, and price seems to bear little relation to

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The completely revised and updated edition of this highly praised and classic work on the wines and wine-makers of Burgandy.

For many wine-lovers, Burgundy is frustratingly complex - a simple village wine is often more rewarding than a Premier Cru, wine from one appellation may taste much the same as that from another, and price seems to bear little relation to quality.

Remington Norman, a Master of Wine with over twenty-five years' experience of Burgundy, sets out to unravel the tangle - showing that the region is not difficult to understand and explaining where genuinely fine wines are to be found.

Concentrating on the heart of Burgundy - the famous Cote d'Or - this book presents one of the world's greatest wine regions through the entities that really matter - its finest Domaines. Remington Norman describes with lucidity and affection the personalities behind these estates, their history, vineyards, and often highly individual approaches to wine-making, all of which contribute to the quality of their wines. This revised edition includes thirty-seven new entries documenting the latest rising stars and giving a selection of some 131 of Burgundy's very best wine producing Domaines.

Growers vary widely in their methods and in their success, even in the same village; these differences are extensively detailed through illuminating portraits of the Domaines and a new section on contrasting methodology. Henri Jayer, who has been the most influential advisor to many of the new generation, is compared with Guy Accad, whose iconoclastic methods have caused a stire in Burgundy. Additionally there are profiles of twenty-two of the Cote d'Or's most important communes - from Marsannay to Gevrey-Chambertin to Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay, together with comprehensive maps of each guide the enthusiast and the traveller.

True wine appreciation is not only a matter of endless tasting; it also involves understanding the various factors that affect quality. To this end, the book includes a valuable series of chapters covering important background topics - grape varieties, the use of wood, tasting and buying Burgundy, soil and climate. Extensive vintage notes allow the reader to survey the quality of the wines of past years and to follow their performance to date.

With specially commissioned photographs form Janet Price and Geraldine Norman, The Great Domaines of Burgandy, published to huge critical acclaim, has become established as the definitive book about Burgundy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805046809
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.36(h) x 1.07(d)

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