I had the unexpected pleasure of watching this movie the other night on Netflix. I just happened to notice the “similar movies” listed at the bottom of the summary of another wine related movie I was watching called Bottleshock (oh how I DO love that movie). Little did I know I was about to watch one of the most informative wine movies I had ever seen.
Unlike Bottleshock, A year in Burgundy is a documentary as opposed to a Hollywood movie. It follows seven winemakers in Burgundy, France throughout the entire year while they go through the stresses and pleasures of wine making.
It is a beautiful, comprehensive movie showing step-by-step the process of growing vines, protecting them from the elements as much as humanly possible, harvesting and eventually fermenting into some of the most famous wine in the world.
There are SO many fascinating facts illustrated in the movie such as how devastating it can be when it rains too much, when it hails and what could happen if you harvest too early or too late. To describe wine making “as a labor of love” is an understatement when you see just how passionate and dedicated these wine makers are to their craft and to the land.
The wine makers featured are from:
• Domaine Leroy
• Domaine Perrot-Minot
• Domaine Morey-Coffinet
• Domaine Bruno Clavelier
• Domaine Mortet
• Domaine Michel Gay & Fils
• Dominique Cornin
If you have any interest at all to watch the entire process of wine making, especially if you love white and red Burgundies then this movie doesn’t disappoint. And btw,the scenery from the vineyards in France is enough to bring a tear to your eye. Extraordinarily beautiful!
You can visit the movie’s website directly at www.ayearinburgundy.com