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Rotwein 2017 Bourgogne AOC Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Price: 13.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #DSc-L.BPN17

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Last reviewed: 13 February, 2020

Name for the French wine-growing region of Burgundy, but also a regional appellation covering the entire region. It applies to all areas that are either outside the higher-class appellations or to wines that do not meet their strict production rules. This group is the lowest level of the four-level Burgundy classification to which all Burgundy wines are basically entitled. Certain additional designations listed at the end limit the regional origin to smaller areas/locations or wine types.

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The designation Bourgogne is supplemented either by the name of a grape variety (Aligoté), a wine type (Blanc, Clairet, Crémant,...

The region in eastern France covers 32,000 km². The capital is Dijon, but the wine capital is Beaune. Administratively it is divided into the four départements Côte d'Or, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire and Yonne. The wine-growing region of Burgundy, however, does not correspond to this. The wooded Nièvre with its oak wood for the production of barrique barrels belongs to the Loire wine region. The department of the Rhône in the south (not to be confused with the Rhône wine-growing region), the home of the Beaujolais, has great independence. Administratively, it belongs to the Rhône-Alpes...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Noir; see there.
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