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Book Review: Wines and Vineyards of Burgundy

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Everybody wine lover wants one shelf stuffed with thick books about wine, and followers of France’s greatest area — relying on who you ask — gained’t do a lot better than Camillo Favaro and Giampaolo Gravina’s Wines and Vineyards of Burgundy on that entrance.

This dense and intensive tome — over 500 pages in size — is a reference guide foremost, stuffed with details about the geography and geology of the area, villages and appellations, and loads of images of similar. The majority of the textual content contains tasting notes for particular producers and their wines — particularly the 2015 classic. Some 800 wines are reviewed within the guide; if there’s a 2015 Burgundy you wish to find out about that’s not lined right here, it most likely doesn’t exist.

Don’t miss the part “suggestions from the vignerons,” during which varied winemakers speak about their favourite locations within the area — little secrets and techniques all through Burgundy that no information guide or Tripadvisor remark will ever inform you about. When you’re planning a visit to the area, it’s a must-buy for this part alone. As nicely, stunning shade maps additionally allow you to drill down in every area to the winery stage. Nerd out, my Burgundy dudes.

Oddly, the one place you appear to have the ability to get the guide is here.

A- / €35

Wines and Vineyards of Burgundy

€35

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9.0/10

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