India and Burgundy – Bringing the best of both worlds together

The village of Mercurey is situated in Côte Chalonnaise, one of Burgundy’s four wine growing regions. Photo: Natalia Makarova

In a new, path-breaking development, Burgundy looks beyond the shores of France to form a collaboration with an Indian winery, writes Julia Sherstyuk. Unlike Bordeaux which is located near the sea, landlocked Burgundy has traditionally seen very little distribution of its wines beyond the shores of France, which were mainly appreciated and consumed by a smaller, but finer, niche group.

Protheau, a local family of winemakers in Mercurey, a town in Côte Chalonnaise, the smallest of Burgundy’s four wine regions, has been making wine for 300 years, producing exquisite reds and whites. Since 1720, the domain has remained in the same family, never changing hands, with the wines distributed mainly through domestic channels – until now. With Burgundy looking outwards, this is about to change!

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