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Of course, there are many more people who live with and from wine in Burgundy than the two I met. Of course, there are many more good wines in Burgundy than this one bottle, which I got to know rather by chance. And there are certainly - I don't deny this - more famous wines, more famous people, more illustrious names, and arguably even better winemakers.

Morey Saint Denis - a small municipality in the heart of Burgundy - with a vineyard area of about 280 hectares


I know all this. If I didn't know, this would be reminded to me again and again. Even now, at this moment, on the about 200 pages in the new "Grand guide des vins de France" by Bettane and Dessauve, a "ham" of far more than 1000 pages, which is currently lying next to my computer. In it, it is written down in words and numbers, by notes and comments, which are the best wines and vintners and what I have to think of Burgundy. Nevertheless, it is not the many meticulously compiled facts and judgments that bring me closer to Burgundy. Rather, it is two people and a wine, perhaps even coincidences, that pique my interest, that make me familiar with the wine region.

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