What is Bourgogne?
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What is Bourgogne?

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[Wine n’ About for Louis Max]

Not everybody knows that Bourgogne is no more than the French name for what most of us know as Burgundy.

burgundy vineyards france wineMost of the people tend to think of wine by its grape. You may like a glass of Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon.  In other parts of the world, especially in the Old World, like France or Italy, they tend to think about wine from where it’s from.  You’ll want a Burgundy or a Cotes du Rhône. What does that even mean?

It’s important to understand that a wine which has a place name on its label is expected to taste and feel a certain way. It also means that wine will have certain traditional components, such as nthe type of grape used, the wine-making process, etc.

The French have a word for this: terroir. which literally means the “soil”.  Terroir is a combination of the culture of the region, the uniqueness of the land from which the grapes where grown, and some mixture of know-how and tradition of the wine-making family.

burgundy vineyards france wineGoing back to our beloved Burgundy, there are generally two kinds of red and white.  Red Burgundy  is made from Pinot Noir or Gamay.  Generally all red Burgundy is made from Pinot Noir, and all Beaujolais, which is a sub-region of Burgundy, is made from Gamay.  For white Burgundy, it must be made from Chardonnay and Aligoté.

Check our map to learn more about Burgundy and its sub-regions.

Louis Max wines are the perfect example of Burgundy terroir. With their attention and knowledge of Burgundy areas and characteristics, drinking a glass of Louis Max is almost like travelling there and living the region.
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