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Grand Cru

Norman, Remington

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Title: Grand Cru

Publisher: Kyle Books

Binding: Hardcover

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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

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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.

Review: The name of Remington Norman, for many years a rich source of Burgundian winemaking detail, adorns two titles this year. There's a third edition of his 'The Great Domaines of Burgundy' updated by Charles Taylor MW, and the brand new 'Grand Cru:The Great Wines of Burgundy through the Perspective of its Finest Vineyards' which takes the same historico-geographical perspective as Meadows but considers the most promising terrain of the Cote d'Or. Each of these books can offer fine, very detailed maps and should act as a spur for me and my co-author Hugh Johnson to do a better job with our Burgundy maps. --Jancis Robinson, Financial Times

'Remington Norman's 'Grand Cru' is a different kind of book. It contains no grower assessment at all, but is instead a scholarly and deeply considered account of the region's 33 grand crus; such tasting notes as the book contains are amalgams which coalesce to form a kind of ideal of each studied vineyard's wine....Burgundy's grand crus truly deserve a book or two of their own, and this unapologetically intellectual author has met the contextual challenge with assurance and skill few others could have managed.' --Andrew Jefford, Financial Times

'A fascinating look at Burgundy's top vineyards 'Grand Cru' delves into the particulars of topography, geology and winemaking technique used at sites such as Le Montrachet and Romanée-Conti. Written by former Master of Wine, this is a must-have for any Burgundian wine buff.' --Eat In

'Remington Norman's 'Grand Cru' is a different kind of book. It contains no grower assessment at all, but is instead a scholarly and deeply considered account of the region's 33 grand crus; such tasting notes as the book contains are amalgams which coalesce to form a kind of ideal of each studied vineyard's wine....Burgundy's grand crus truly deserve a book or two of their own, and this unapologetically intellectual author has met the contextual challenge with assurance and skill few others could have managed.' --Andrew Jefford, Financial Times

'A fascinating look at Burgundy's top vineyards 'Grand Cru' delves into the particulars of topography, geology and winemaking technique used at sites such as Le Montrachet and Romanée-Conti. Written by former Master of Wine, this is a must-have for any Burgundian wine buff.' --Eat In

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