Oeno-File, the Wine & Gastronomy Column

by Frank Ward

A taste of Burgundy – Part I

Posted by Frank Ward on August 20, 2011

The Pinot Noir of Burgundy is the world’s most delicate red variety. In poor years it fails to achieve complete ripeness and can give thin, acidic wines. ln excessively hot years it can also yield unsatisfactory results. When grapes approach or attain overripeness the resultant wine is heavy and disagreeably jammy.

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