Thursday October 22, 2020

Wine: The big romance of the Burgundy region

In the first of a new series, wine buffs reflect on their favourite regions. This week, Mick O’Connell reveals how and why he fell in love with Burgundy

12th July, 2020
Burgundy’s patchwork quilt of vineyards is home to the greatest examples of pinot noir and chardonnay

I‘m sitting on a wall beneath a cross in the centre of the south-facing part of the hill of Corton. My companion and I are sipping Bonneau du Martray, from the hot 2005 vintage, straight from the bottle because neither of us had the wherewithal to bring glasses.

We ponder how this venerable wine would have developed, had it been given the time, as the sun drops behind the hills at Pernand-Vergelesses. It‘s a...

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