The Wine Guys: Burgundy Excels in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

By Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr

When we became interested in wine, we first visited France, arguably the most revered wine growing region in the world and certainly one with the most influence on winemaking. Although we liked the Bordeaux region, we found ourselves drawn to Burgundy where pinot noir and chardonnay excel. Our love for Burgundy hasn’t changed.

Burgundy stands in sharp contrast to other wine growing regions in France. You won’t find the palatial chateaus that demonstrate the grandeur of Bordeaux. Its people are more like farmers who prefer walking the vineyards to sitting in a stuffy board room. While large negociants – Bouchard, Louis Latour, Louis Jadot, Joseph Drouhin – are household names among burgundy fans, it is the small producer who makes some of the most exquisite burgundy.

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