Ten years after the publication of the highly acclaimed, award-winning Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy, the "Bible of Burgundy," Clive Coates now offers this thoroughly revised and updated sequel. This long-awaited work details all the major vintages from 2006 back to 1959 and includes thousands of recent tasting notes of the top wines. All-new chapters on Chablis and Côte Chalonnaise replace the previous volume's domaine profiles. Coates, a Master of Wine who has spent much of the last thirty years in Burgundy, considers it to be the most exciting, complex, and intractable wine region in the world, and the one most likely to yield fine wines of elegance and finesse. This book is an indispensable guide for amateur and professional alike by one of the world's leading wine experts, writing with his habitual expertise, lucidity, and unequaled firsthand knowledge.
Part One: • The Villages, the Vineyards, the Domaines
THE CôTE D’OR: THE CôTE DE NUITS
THE CôTE D’OR: THE CôTE DE BEAUNE
Part Two: • The Vintages
Appendix One: Rating the Vintages
Appendix Two: Rating The Domaines of the Côte d’Or
Appendix Three: Rating the Domaines and Négociants
Appendix Four: Côte d’Or: The Size of the Crop (2005-1949)
Appendix Five: Côte d’Or: Surface Areas: A Summary
Appendix Six: Price Movements
Appendix Seven: Measurements and Conversion Tables
Clive Coates, MW (Master of Wine), is a renowned wine writer. His fine wine magazine, The Vine, was published from 1984 to 2005. His books include Grands Vins: The Finest Châteaux of Bordeaux and Their Wine, An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France, and The Wines of Bordeaux (all from UC Press).
"A master class in Burgundy, given by one of the world's foremost authorities." Jacqueline Friedrich, author of The Wines of France
"Clive Coates is a thinker as well as a writer and taster of distinction…. For me, he is indispensable reading."—Hugh Johnson
Nominee for the 2009 Book Award, James Beard Foundation