Definition - What does Burgundy mean?

Burgundy is a wine growing region located in Eastern France. The Burgundy region covers a diverse and unique geography, as it is situated along the western valleys and shores of the Saone River in the southeast and in the Serein Valley at the northwest part of the region. Burgundy has a long tradition of wine grape growing and winemaking. Popular grape varietals grown in Burgundy include; pinot noir, chardonnay, gamay and aligote.

WineFrog explains Burgundy

The Burgundy wine region of France has a rich tradition of wine making, and due to its unique geography, the region experiences micro-climates that allow the vineyards to produce diverse wine grape varietals. Burgundy produces red and white wines, as well as rose and sparkling wine styles. Due to its geographical and climate diversity, Burgundy has more Apellation d’origine Controllee designated wines than other regions in France, with their wines displaying the terroir of the region in their aroma and flavor profiles. Wines from the northeast are noted for their minerality from the limestone soil, and their perfume-like floral aromas produce sweet grapes with red fruit flavors during the hot dry summers in the south.

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