Title: Grand Cru
Publisher: Kyle Books
Book Condition: New
2012. Hardcover. For centuries, Burgundy's complex tapestry of vineyards has produced some of the world's greatest wines. This book explores the essence of Burgundy through its finest vineyards, discussing the factors that contribute to quality and what makes one wine pedestrian and another sublime. Num Pages: 240 pages, col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: WBXD1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 291 x 224 x 24. Weight in Grams: 1290. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781856269209
Synopsis: From the complex tapestry of Burgundy's vineyards come some of the world s most compelling wines - thrilling Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of precision and refinement, as intellectually stimulating as they are sensuous. The source of this magnificence is the vineyards and in particular the thirty-three individual sites at the apex of the Côte d Or's vinous pyramid the Grands Crus. Grand Cru describes each in detail together with their aspirants, the top Premiers Crus. These profiles are framed by discussions of the factors that contribute to quality, the concept of terroir, the idea of Grand Cru itself, how the Côte was formed and the evolution of its current reputation. Other chapters cover the importance of vintage, how to buy Burgundy intelligently, matching Burgundy with food, the role of the media, and the elements that really matter in evaluating wine. Also discussed are the challenges faced by the many producers outside the Côte who see producing top-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as the blue riband of a winemaking career. Burgundy embodies a culture which goes well beyond the perfect tasting note. This contrasts starkly with many contemporary notions of fine wine, where sense of place is muffled by contrived opulence and where quality is defined by hedonistic impact. Its elegance and individuality have seduced many wine lovers, who have come to regard great Burgundy as the unassailable pinnacle of drinking experience. Through the perspective of the Côte d'Or's finest vineyards Grand Cru adds a further dimension to understanding its distinctive approach to quality and provides a deeper insight into this remarkable region.
Product Description: For centuries, Burgundy's complex tapestry of vineyards has produced some of the world's greatest wines. Understanding what makes this mosaic special, where one plot is designated Premier Cru while its immediate neighbour is Grand Cru with wine at several times the price, has long challenged wine lovers. In Grand Cru Remington Norman explores the essence of Burgundy through its finest vineyards, discussing the factors that contribute to quality and what makes one wine pedestrian and another sublime. Chapters on the evolution of the famous Cote d'Or, how to taste, matching Burgundy with food and how to buy Burgundy intelligently help unravel the enigma of one of the world's greatest wine regions. This is an ideal follow-up for those who enjoyed Remington Norman's award-winning The Great Domaines of Burgundy.
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