Burgundy Wine

 

Burgundy is perhaps the most complex and intimidating of French wine regions. It is located in eastern France and stretches from Chablis and Auxerre in the north all the way down to Beaujolais (to be treated separately) in the south. Its climate is continental -- cold winters and hot summers, as well as frequent rain and hail near harvest. The first to begin to recognize and codify the differences between vineyards were the Cistercian monks. They helped give us our notion of terroir. Most of the vineyards belonged to the church and nobility until the French Revolution, when they were redistributed and often split between several proprietors. They were further fragmented because of the inheritance law in the Napoleonic Code, which decreed that vineyards must be split equally among one’s heirs. Thus, today, one can buy several wines from a single vineyard, each from a different producer.

One major aspect of Burgundy’s fascination is that it has few major grape varieties and is rarely Read more »

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Bob Fyke

Brunello, and other Tuscan reds, are home base for me. I enjoy wines from many other regions as well, and love to organize,and participate in, wine themed dinners in NYC. Twitter @brunellobob Visit my blog at Brunellobob.blogspot.com

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Aligoté

    In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia a...

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Subregions of Burgundy

  • Beaujolais

    Beaujolais Beaujolais lies roughly in the southeast quarter of France, between Burgundy to...

  • Bourgogne

      Bourgogne AC is Burgundy’s generic appellation. In the Cote d’Or, the flatter, more fertil...

  • Mâconnais

      The Maconnais is the southernmost part of Burgundy, if you don’t count Beaujolais. It is b...

Popular Wineries in Burgundy View all

  • Domaine Parent

    Domaine PARENT based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two...

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

  • Domaine Louis Max

    Maison Louis Max is in the happy position of possessing a vineyard of more than 130 hectares :Ala...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • There are a few producers in the $1,000 + strata I left off like Rousseau ... ... about 38 of them are from Burgundy. &nbs Read More

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  • Burgundy is a lot bigger when you add in the Maconnais, Chablis, Beaujolais.  But no one is collecting those and then cashing in at auction, save for a few top-end Chablis.  It's the Cote d'Or that folks collect, and it's long enough, but it's even narrower than the Napa Valley.  And only a little of it is grown on--not like Napa where they plan... Read More

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  • Yeah Fox, valid points...the other side is that many or most of those top wines ... ... in the $500-1,000 range. Burgundy is a bigger region than its given credit for. Most everyone else is small compared to Bordeaux, which really has oceans of mediocre win Read More

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  • I got that email and was tempted to post it here, so good on David for doing ... ... more business auctioning Burgundy wines.  In fact, I looked at their annual report for last year and DRC was their biggest money maker.  Which kind of amazed me, because DRC just doesn't make a whole lot of wine--they only make Grand Cru wines, and the holding... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Calling JD & friends!    Last Chance to ... Largest Commercial Burgundy AuctionToday and tomorrow are your last chances to submit absentee bids for HDH’s A Celebration of Burgundy auction—the largest commercial Burgundy auction world-wide for the 4th year in a row. The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant TRU, begi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Joseph Drouhin Macon Villages 2012

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    Very nice unoaked Chardonnay Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Here's that bout with NZ Pinot Noir from the other night. Got a good tipe ... ... thing I've had to Burgundy from outside of that zone. Though this was plenty ripe and modern, the alcohol did not show, and it had earthy notes and soil expression in spades. If this was CA Pinot, I'm sure the price would be into the stratosphere, these talented... Read More

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  • Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault les Chevalieres 2007

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    Really nice Meursault. Some stone fruit (ripe pear, dried apricot) on the nose, more on the palate along with some creamy lemon, just a hint of butterscotch and honeysuckle. Decent acidity and overall well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Well, the temperature leveled out much quicker than I thought it would. Went ... way. Opaque wine, deep, dark burgundy. Bloody red church window legs flowing down the glass. Probably 14% or near there. Jammy and refreshing with some mild cinnamon and clove spice lingering. Finish hangs in there for quite awhile. Pleasant and delicious wine.Pro... Read More

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  • Septima Malbec 2012

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    Purchased this for under $8 dollars and what a super deal. Plum notes, vanilla, nice balance between acidity and tannins. Condensed grape flavor with a mouth coating finish. Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • DUJAC CLOS DENIS '05 SERIOUSLY INTENSE Heavily Blackcherried, herby,firm and authoratative, but never coarse and over-rustic. A SMOKY DREAM WITH JUICY OUTCOME!!! Quite satisfying to a sophisticated palate!

    Comment by 218530amour 218530 amour


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  • A Big week ahead of us in Burgundy: HARVEST! I uploaded a couple of pictures taken Sunday Sept. 14 in Clos Vougeot and Gevrey Chambertin areas. Enjoy!

    Comment by 254394Wines Travel 254394 Wines Travel


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