Decanter's tasting team selects five delicious Burgundies for the festive season...

In 2015, the unique patchwork of terroirs and lieu-dits that make up the vineyards of Burgundy gained UNESCO world heritage status.

Scroll down for five delicious Christmas Burgundy recommendations

White and red Burgundy are classic Christmas wine choices, both as gifts and for the dinner table.

It’s tough to find wines that match exactly with a Christmas dinner, because of the plethora of different foods normally on offer. But, generally speaking, tannin is your enemy in this situation.

So, a medium tannin red  – such as Pinot Noir – is often a good choice. Burgundy reds are, by-and-large, elegant with plenty of autumnal red fruit flavours associated with this time of year.

The whites – all Chardonnay – can vary from lean and crisp Chablis, which is a great match with smoked salmon, to the full and rich Meursault, which is perfect for the main course.


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