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

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Vivant

  • 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...

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...

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

    We have kept the Peugeot motorcycle which Michel Picard used to travel throughout Burgundy when h...

  • Charles de Valliere

    Famous domain "Charles de Valliere" based in Pommard, Burgundy. Family owned and runned busi...

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Labouré-Roi

    The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georg...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • It was working before off Snooth, then went all boo boo. Go figure. Oh wait, it ... Marcassin, Insignia, various Burgundy (but not all those Patriarche Hospices de Beaune--wtf?), etc., etc. and I'm only three pages in. Wonder what recompense there might be if you buy some and then can prove this auction also contained counterfeits Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is there a such thing as... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2015


    Judging by the depth of colour, the inviting banana, pear and cherry nose, and the chunky mouthfeel of this wine (and there is a little tannin, notwithstanding the brief contact with skins in this kind of wine), 2015 looks like a good year for the Crus. The finish is quite long and elegant for a "new" wine - although Mommessin is always a bit m... Read More

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  • Welcome to Snooth, and I look forward to hearing more about what catches your fancy in Burgundy or elsewhere... Read More

    Forum post in the topic HI I'M R.M.CARTMEL by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • I WRITE MYSTERIES SET IN THE HEART OF BURGUNDY. CURRENTLY THERE ARE TWO BOOKS AVAILABLE, [on line or in paperback where all good books are sold] THE RICHEBOURG AFFAIR AND ITS SEQUEL THE CHARLEMAGNE CONNECTION. I spent a great deal of time in the location researching the books and have quaffed a goodly number of unsuspecting bottles in the proces... Read More

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  • Well, guess they have a bit to learn!  ;-)D - those Flatiron guys are friends of mine. In my old tasting group actually. And they're opening an outpost in SF in a few months.Nice tasting JD! Read More

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  • correction:When I start making $100k/yearJust checked out the prices  :O Read More

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  • ^ What he said ^and I'm not even a Pinot fan.  I might even go find something like this to try out :) Read More

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  • Awesome report JD. Had my mouth watering. Read More

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    Forum post in the topic Staging Question - Burgundy... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • DV, I'm not sure how much you want to spend...this tasting was a bit over ... pricey bottles...excellent Burgundy can still be had in the $50 - $100 range.1993, 2000, and 2002 vintages are drinking great right now. 2013 is new and more widely available. I'd really like to try either the Mugneret Gibourg Vosne Romanee or Fourrier Gevrey Chamber... 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!

    Comment by 254394Wines Travel 254394 Wines Travel

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