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 »

Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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 Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Domaine Vincent Girardin

    Styled by Vincent Girardin, his white wines display their quality in finesse, their aromatic pure...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

    The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Took a second look in reverse order this time and found some interest in Burgundy/Italy/Loire.But not before I did some local shopping of my own just now...found these 2010 Gruaud Larose already at about the best price ($99) at 15% off at total wine so grabbed their last three. Read More

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  • Jon, white Burgundy has always been a 'thing'.  ;-) Thanks, Panos. Don't see you here enough. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Recalling a sublime 1961... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Thanks for posting here Panos...can remember reading your thoughts on Burgundy before Burgundy became a "thing" a few years ago. Would love to have one like that '61, what a vintage. Read More

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  • Samuel Olivier Bourgogne Haute Cotes de Nuites Chardonnay 2009


    had this again, the other day. I remember it being very interesting the first time, a great little unoaked Chardonnay. This time it seemed very very dry, loads of mineral tastes, and rather disappointingly, a huge and predominant taste of Lemon almost to the point of 'good god, they have succeeded in making Wine Lemonade (but without the sugar).... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... equal of some of those in Burgundy, the Jura, Etna.Well, maybe wine culture is rooted in those things, and certainly the Brits have been drinking wine for longer than the US existed. But in the 1950s and 60s, for most people in Britain, wine was viewed much as it wa... Read More

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  • Les Faverelles Chardonnay Bourgogne Vezeley 2012


    Clean peach aromas. Lightly toasted biscuity flavors of peach and lemon. Effervescent and fresh with a lot of great acidity. Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to ... equal of some of those in Burgundy, the Jura, Etna. . . . Let me put this another way: I had never expected to export wine to Europe. Why would they need our wines? This view is not limited to London, but I found a very focused attention to it there: "yes, we reve... Read More

    Forum post in the topic LA wines, SD vines, London... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Barrels are not being replaced by stainless steel for economic reasons. I ... ... a bottle.Also in the 1990s, Burgundy started to become a lot more trendy as they started to gain some traction with their marketing of what they claimed was their special terroir. So you could like Chardonnay if it was from Burgundy. And of course, some jerk woul... Read More

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  • Awesome...it's becoming a tradition for me to take my first look at the new burgundy vintage. Did the same in 2010 with their MSD village. This has a little bit of an extra gear, bold and fresh fruit, firm acid and wiry tannin. Built like 2010 but maybe just a little more fruit. Read More

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  • If you're going Burgundy, Meursault by Jadot is definitely one to try, but it's not as heavily oaked as many CA Chardonnay or Australian Chardonnay for that matter.How much are you willing to spend? New French Oak costs money and those wines usually aren't very cheap.Ramey from CA might be one to try if $40+ doesn't bother youSonoma Cutrerand th... Read More

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  • 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!

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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!

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