Category: Burgundy Wine

Burgundy’s grapes: Pinot Noir

“For me, there’s no better red wine on the planet than Pinot Noir. And there’s no better place for Pinot Noir than Burgundy.” – Dominique Lafon  The differences between Burgundy’s two grape varieties go beyond mere physiology. It’s a question of personality, really. Chardonnay is easy-going and adaptable, happy to make its home where it lays its […]

Burgundy’s grapes: Chardonnay

Across the world, Chardonnay may be considered a divisive “Marmite” grape, but in Burgundy, it reigns supreme. For anyone starting their Burgundy adventure, the region’s sheer complexity can be daunting. Thankfully, there’s at least one aspect which is really quite simple: the grape varieties. All the great wines of Burgundy are produced from either Chardonnay or Pinot […]

A guide to Crémant

There’s more to Crémant than cheap fizz. In the right hands, it’s a wine of incredible depth and diversity argues Barbara Drew MW. Crémant – France’s “other” sparkling wine – is often described as the alternative to Champagne. But it’s a huge category in its own right. Every year, more than 100 million bottles are […]

Burgundy under the radar

The Côte d’Or is home to some of the most famous wines and vineyards in the world. In a vintage as brilliant as 2019, Adam Bruntlett – our Burgundy Buyer – recommends looking beyond the familiar to find a wealth of fabulous under-the-radar red and white Burgundy. Burgundy’s Côte d’Or has a sterling reputation for […]