Burgundy is a classic of French winemaking. Here, white wines are produced from Chardonnay, and red wines from Pinot Noir (a complex grape variety is recognized as a reference in the Burgundy version). Burgundy’s vineyards are divided into tiny allotments (cru – vineyards, climate – climatic zones). This classification of French wines has become exemplary even for neighboring states. Burgundy became famous for its red Romanée-Conti Grand Cru AOC (less than two hectares) and white Montrachet Grand Cru AOC. Both wines from Pinot Noir grapes.
Very good are the white wines of the Chablis commune, which are made from the standard chardonnay. They do not stand in oak barrels, like other Burgundy, and therefore the wines are sharp and fresh. Quite innovative for this wine region of France. And, of course, the Beaujolais appellation, which, although part of Burgundy, has nothing to do with local wines.
In Beaujolais, red wines are also made, but from the game variety. Not an elite like Pinot Noir, but appreciated and loved by them all over the world. In addition, it was in Beaujolais that the Young Wine Festival was invented, when the products go on sale on the third Thursday of November.