The French Wine region of Bourgogne (Burgundy) may be small in size, but it has enourmous influence in the world of wine. It is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.
Bourgogne rouge comes from the Pinot Noir grape whose name can be traced back as far as 1375 and which gives birth to all the great red wines of Bourgogne. It is delicate, highly valued and needs careful looking after during the growing season. The appellation Bourgogne rouge dates from 1937 and is grown in 299 communes throughout wine-growing Bourgogne. It evokes images of plenitude and makes a fine starting point for further explorations into the world of red wines.
Bourgogne blanc is a success story. It brings out the best of the Chardonnay grape, now grown everywhere but whose native home is Bourgogne and which finds here its most sublime expression (Montrachet, Meursault, Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Pouilly-Fuissé…). The Bourgogne AOC, authorised in 1937, extends to the three departments of Yonne, Côte-d’Or and Saône-et-Loire.
The French Wine Project has and continues to forge relationships with family-run vineyards to continue bringing you the very best wines from the region.