5 of the Best Burgundy Wines

Burgundy is home to some of the most exciting wines in the world. Burgundy also produces two of the most popular wines in France: Beaujolais and Chablis. In general, Burgundy wines are fruity, dark, full-bodied, and sweet compared to Bordeaux wines which are light, dry, and delicate. Burgundy red wines tend to mature much faster than those of Bordeaux. Also, unlike Bordeaux, many wines must be made using a single grape. Burgundy wines vary greatly. Less than one-quarter of Burgundy wine is white, with Chablis the best known among them.

La Belle Eqoque serving som e of the best Burgundy Wines

Having sampled a good deal of what Burgundy has to offer, we’ve decided to give you a rundown of our favourites from the world’s favourite wine region; be it buttery Chardonnay, or fruity Fleurie, all tastes are catered for! Here’s our top 5 vintages from the  world renowned Burgundy wine region 

Bouchard Père et Fils Pouilly Fuissé

Vintage: 2014

Grape: Chardonnay

Nose: Mineral and floral notes mix with slight overtones of grapefruit

Palate: Fruit forward, sweet peach and grapefruit

David Duband Nuits-Saint-Georges

Vintage: 2013

Grape: Pinot Noir

Nose: Strawberries, blackberries and lashings of white pepper

Palate: Succulent and fruity with a soft, dry finish

Louis Latour, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru

Vintage: 2015

Grape: Chardonnay

Nose: Slightly buttery from the 10 months in French Oak, intense pineapple notes

Palate: Bold and brimming with tropical fruits, mellow in its acidity

Villa Ponciago Fleurie La Réserve

Grape: Gammay

Nose: Light but fruity, distinctive blueberry notes

Palate: Fresh, aromatic and layered with fruits of the forest

Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault Les Clous

Vintage: 2014

Grape: Chardonnay

Nose: Fresh Stone Fruits

Palate: Lively apricots and almonds precede a mineral heavy finish

A variety of the best Burgundy wines are available on our vessels that cruise in the Burgundy region.

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