Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More of Burgundy,

To say that wine is important in Burgundy is a gross understatement: In Burgundy wine is a religion.

Here is the chateau of Meursault where we visited the cave and sampled some great wines.

The chateau of Meursault is built on top of an 11th century monastery of which only the magnificent vaulted cellars are left.

This is the vineyard of Meursault, right next to the castle.

Vineyards are everywhere scaling up the hills, as far as the eye can see. It is interesting to see the names on each vineyard, legendary names like Pommard, Meursault, Gevrey-Chambertin, Puligny-Montrachet, and to see that their vineyards are relatively modest in size, (I sort of expected immense, impressive fields matching the world famous reputations.)


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