Burgundie Wine Region

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Burgundie
Wine region
Official name Burgundie
Type wine region
Country FlagofBurgundy.jpg Burgundie
Growing season summer, autumn
Climate region C I
Soil conditions Argilo-limestone
Total area 60,680 hectares
Size of planted vineyards 45,044 hectares
No. of vineyards 120 VOA
Grapes produced Pinot noir reds
Chardonnay whites
Varietals produced Pinot noir, Gamay,
Chardonnay, Bourgogne Aligoté
No. of wineries Saeger Vineyards, BurgunVine, Vintner's Haven, Koldmeyer Wines
Wine produced Saeger's Select,
This bottle of Schloss Mattiusvale '56, recently sold at auction for $450,000

Burgundie wine is made in the Burgundie region in the country of Burgundie, in the valleys and slopes of the main island. The most famous wines produced here—those commonly referred to as "Burgundies"—are dry red wines made from Pinot noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes.

Burgundie has a higher number of Vineyard Origin Accredidations (VOAs) than any other wine region in Ixnay, and is often seen as the most terroir-conscious of the Ixnay wine regions. The various Burgundie VOAs are classified from carefully delineated HauptVin vineyards down to more non-specific regional appellations. The practice of delineating vineyards by their terroir in Burgundie goes back to medieval times, when various monasteries played a key role in developing the Burgundie wine industry.

Reputation and appreciation

Burgundie is home to some of the most expensive and sought after wines in the world. However, some top vintage first growth wines are equally as expensive.

In 2010, the Burgundie region experienced a notable increase in internet coverage thanks to official efforts like the online broadcast of a tour of the Saeger Vinyards, as well as the efforts of independent wine aficionados. Some burgundies are also increasingly valued as investment wines.

Fans of Burgundie wine have been organizing events celebrating its virtues for decades.