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Wine School - Session #26: Burgundy Part 1
Burgundy is France’s most confusing wine region. It’s one long and gentle rolling hill covered in grapes. White Burgundy or “Bourgogne Blanc” is all about Chardonnay. Within Burgundy, there are over thirty small towns, and each small town consists of many small vineyards. Each of those vineyards has a different name and produces wines with a slightly different taste, even though they grow the same exact grape. Those differences can be attributed to different soils, exposure, slope, or age of vines. Got it?
To help you out, Burgundy classified a hierarchy of vineyards: Bourgogne Blanc at the bottom, Village is next, Premiere Cru, then Grand Cru (the really expensive stuff).
However the producer you're drinking is still the most important. Here are some of our favorite picks: