Well-known throughout Italy for their fantastic dry white wines, their reds are sadly less renowned due to the overwhelming fame of Tuscany and Piedmont. However, Friuli-Venezia Giulia produces over 30 different varieties of red and white grape varieties, with the local varieties creating a distinctive flavour on their own.
Filled with tender beef, savoury bacon, melt-in-your-mouth pearl onions, fragrant mushrooms, then covered with a whole bottle of red Burgundy and simmered for hours, Boeuf Bourguignon celebrates the prized Charolais cattle and Burgundy wine that its homeland, Burgundy, is famous for. A great wine pairing would be Full-bodied Red Wines like Pinot Noir and Merlots as their bright fruit flavours and medium to high acidity complement the spice in the dish, while the tannins bind to the fat in the beef, leaving you craving another bite after every sip of wine.
Oh, Burgundy and it's famous wonderful wines that gives us so many terrific wines! Cote de Nuits, on the nothern part of this important region, is where the fullest bodied, longest lived red wines are produced. You will find great quality and variety with flavors of plum, black currant, fresh red fruits and white tobacco on the reds and also some tasty whites.