Tasting White Burgundy


When we talk about Chardonnay, one of the most planted white grape in the world, we must mention Burgundy. With Pinot Noir, Chardonnay is one of the king grapes in Burgundy. The region has 84 appellations scatted over the four main sub-areas of Chablis, Cote de Nuit, Cote de Beaune, and Cote Chalonnaise and Maconnais. The hierarchy of the growing areas in Burgundy forms a pyramid with The Grand Crus and Premier Crus at the top, Village AOP in the middle and the regional appellation, Bourgogne, at its base.


A large volume of wines in the region are classified under the Bourgogne AOP, and they are usually simpler. These vineyards are planted with younger vines and in the plains, in opposition to Village AOPs or Crus that are planted on slopes. Nevertheless, the macro-climate is pretty similar to continental, tending to be warmer when you go towards the south of the region, where the wines are fuller bodied.


Domaine Fabrice Larochette's vineyards are located around the Maconnais area. Its Bourgogne white is round but with a medium plus acidity ( ACIDITY on 4). It remains a dry, light wine with a medium body (BODY on 3) and a nice mineral touch (MINERAL on 3).



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