This week on the Ideal Wine Company blog, we wanted to turn our attention to Bordeaux’s lesser known cousin, Burgundy; a classic French wine making region. What are our top five Burgundy wines?
Burgundy: A Classic Example of French Winemaking
We always seek to bring you the finest luxury wines on the market. As such, we bring you vintages from everywhere from Bordeaux to Australia, Champagne to California. That’s why we couldn’t possibly neglect the classic wine making region of Burgundy.
Although lesser known than Bordeaux and Champagne, Burgundy, which sits in the eastern reaches of the French nation, in the valleys and slopes of the Saone River, a tributary of the Rhone, is known for making phenomenal wines. Dry reds produced from pinot noir grapes are particularly prevalent in the area.
The Top Five from the Ideal Wine Company
At the Ideal Wine Company we recognise the quality of the vintages produced in the area, which is why we feature many Burgundy wines on our luxury wine list. However, these top five are real standouts:
1) Grands Echezeaux 1992: Coming in at a hefty £855, it’s the most expensive Burgundy on the list, but this classic dry red wine is worth every single penny. Its vicious array of fruity flavours simply bursts on the pallet.
2) Clos Saint Denis 1996: The Clos Saint Denis 1996 comes in for the more bank balance friendly price of £528. From the classic Cotes de Nuits, deep in the heart of Burgundy wine country, this vintage is a similar red that boasts a flavourful blend of classic fruity flavours, which delights and entrances in equal measure.
3) Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint Jacques 2000: One of the more modern wines on the list, this 2000 vintage will set you back no more than £454 a bottle. It’s truly another example of the classic Burgundy dry red; an elegant drink with a velvety texture, it’s sure to slide down a dream and dance on the tongue.
4) Chambertin Potel 2005: A newer wine, the Chambertin Potel 2005, which will only set you back £314.50, is no less delightful than its older counterparts. A more modern take on the classic Burgundy dry red, this luxury bottle contains a heady mix of flavours that’ll have you hooked in a matter of seconds.
5) Le Corton 2002: This wine is the perfect example of why money doesn’t always buy you quality. It’s the cheapest wine on this list, coming in at an amazing £102 a bottle, yet it can easily compete with any of its more expensive cousins. It’s a truly victorious take on the famous Burgundy dry red.