Marc de Bourgogne
Comte Georges de Vogüé, 700 ml
A blended Marc de Bourgogne made from Pinot Noir, assembling two to three vintages for more complexity. This marc is produced by distilling the pomace, the residual solids of Pinot Noir (seeds, stems skins) left after pressing. This residue is removed to large wooden vats, before distilling. The resulting clear marc is then matured for ten years in Limousin oak.
Burgundy: home of the crus
Burgundy and Bordeaux are France’s most prestigious wine regions. Nonetheless, they are completely distinct in character: while Bordeaux, as the land of the chateaux, enjoys an aristocratic image, Burgundy has retained its rustic agrarian structure. Burgundy stretches for over 200 kilometres, from Dijon in the north to Lyon in the south. In a highly complex jigsaw of the most diverse of terroirs, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir demonstrate the subtle ways in which they embody their sources.
France – Philosophy in a bottle
According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”