Some Burgundy wines can be the best alternative for those warm summer dinners we have in mind. The heterogeneity of this region, one of the largest in France, forced to divide the recommendations for areas to focus on the best that each one has to offer.
We begin with the red wines from the Côte d’Or, where the prestige and quality go hand in hand to welcome their generous consumers. Among its two sub areas I prefer wines from the Côte de Beaune for this season.
I love Puligny wines for their exact point of acidity and especially for their delicate aftertaste. But what really gets me and hooks me every time I taste them is their combination of apple fruit notes that give an openness that transmit the joy of living in the region to us while we drink it.
Another good choice for food pairing at this time of the year would be the Beaujolais wines, in particular I would recommend the area called Fleurie. These wines, like the rest of wine in this area are light and very easy to drink because of the Gamay grape qualities as it is the main grape used in its elaboration. Its fruity and youthful elegance make these kind of wines ideal to succeed with them at any summer party.
Speaking of Burgundy wines to drink in these months I feel that I have to mention one of my favorite white wines: the Chablis. Although I am a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, I have to admit that when you drink a good Chablis you get soaked in the sublimation of Chardonnay, which reaches unattainable levels of color, aroma and taste, very difficult to equal. Its presence manages to transport us to the terrace of a cafe in Paris on a July afternoon.
Finally, I would like to mention the Mâconnais and within it the region of Pouilly – Fuisse, which white wines can improve over the time and so get to be a great discovery, if you know how to choose them right, because the uniformity in this area is nonexistent except in the item price which remains at significant levels.
Do you want to buy Burgundy wines?
Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Chardonnay Laforet 2010, a great value for money
Grand Regnard Chablis Magnum, big bottle, low price