Domaine Sextant - Bourgogne Aligote
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Goat Cheese, Cold Cuts
Over the last several hundred years, France has been the most influential country in the wine world. France is the source of more well-known grape varieties (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah) and winemaking practices than any other country. The names of many French wine regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne are well-known throughout the world, and the style of top French wines have long been the benchmark for winemaking in most wine-producing countries of the world.
French law divides wine into 3 categories: VDF (Vin De France) carries with it only the producer and the designation that it is from France. IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) carries with it a specific region within France (for example IGP Languedoc). AOC (Appellation d'Origine Controlee) Wine from a particular area with many other restrictions, including grape varieties & winemaking methods.
Burgundy or Bourgogne in eastern France is a region where red and white wines are equally important. Probably more Terroir-conscious than any other region, Burgundy is divided into the largest number of appellations of any French region. The best Burgundies, both red and white, are often described as elegant wines, and the top wines from Burgundy's heartland in Côte d'Or command some of the highest prices of any wines in the world. Two parts of Burgundy are sometimes considered as separate regions are, but still belong to the Burgundy Family:
- Beaujolais in the south, close to the Rhône valley region, where almost only red wines are made, in a fruity style that is usually consumed young.
- Chablis halfway between Côte d'Or and Paris, where white wines are produced on chalky soil giving a more crisp and steely style than the rest of Burgundy.