Burgundie Wine Region
|Growing season||summer, autumn|
|Climate region||C I|
|Total area||60,680 hectares|
|Size of planted vineyards||45,044 hectares|
|No. of vineyards||120 VOA|
Pinot noir reds |
Pinot noir, Gamay,|
Chardonnay, Bourgogne Aligoté
|No. of wineries||Saeger Vineyards, BurgunVine, Vintner's Haven, Koldmeyer Wines|
|Wine produced||Saeger's Select,|
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.