Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Three Reds from Northern Burgundy

Unlike wines from the Côte d'Or, the Côte Chalonnaise, and the Mâconnais, red wines from some appellations in the north can include a grape other than Pinot Noir, namely the César, believed to have Roman origins and to be related to Barbera. As near as I can determine, the presence of César adds some spiciness and perhaps a little extra body to the wine. 

In the past, reds from Northern Burgundy seldom were of interest, but with global warming and also the interest of producers as talented as Vincent Dauvissat, they can be worth looking for. (Continue reading here.)