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Falling for White Burgundy

By Joe Ruvel · December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

I have been into wine more and more lately. I recently picked up Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World Complete Wine Course book from the library and have been loving it. He has a very approachable way to wine while still being informative and detailed.  One area I have always wanted to learn more about is Burgundy. The most popular reds are made with Pinot Noir grapes and the whites with Chardonnay grapes. I know what Chardonnay taste like, but this is a whole new wine. Not better or worse really but just different. In some that I have tasted the light body is followed by a balanced flavor profile filled with a bunch of tasty stuff – nuts, peaches, a little grass – it is all over the place but within a pretty close top and bottom. Bascially  – drinkable, not too expensive, and goes great with food. I haven’t even scrapped the surface yet really but am excited to.

Here is my favorite recently:

Olivier Leflaive Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

Bought this one at K & L Wine (great wine shop in San Francisco if you have never been there).

I will leave you with a link to a Wine Library TV episode. It only has a little to do with White Burgandy but  – it is a great episode – so why not.

Tags: Non-Beer Beverages