The spiritual home of two of the world’s finest grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Burgundy is a complex region that gets under people’s skin. For some, its mosaic of tiny vineyards and enormous roster of producers becomes a form of lifelong study, for others it is simply a great source of wonderfully intense and all too drinkable wines. The region stretches 140 miles from Chablis in the North to Pouilly-Fuissé near Mâcon in the South. In between is the Côte d’Or, an escarpment which neatly divides into the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. The former includes villages such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-St- Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Chambolle-Musigny; the latter, Beaune, Volnay, Pommard, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Travelling south, and before reaching the Mâconnais, lies the Côte Chalonnaise with less-discovered red and white burgundies made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Aligoté grapes.