White Burgundy can be both complex and approachable. This wine is a mix of yellow apple, green pear, and citrus zest alongside secondary notes of toasted nut, acacia, white button mushroom, and river stone. Some producers use a small touch of oak here, but it usually be old oak that imparts little flavor. This wine is clean, bright, balanced, and a great accompaniment with food.
The five wine districts of Burgundy start in the north in the town of Chablis. As you move south, you reach the area known as the Côte D’Or, which means "Golden Slope." It is divided into two sub-regions, the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. As you continue south, you enter the Côte Chalonnaise and then the Mâconnais. The fifth and final region in the south is Beaujolais.
In Burgundy, white wines are almost exclusively made from Chardonnay grapes and the red wines from Pinot Noir. Specific sub-regions within Burgundy are often specifically planted to either Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, depending on the unique terroir of the area.
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