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

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • Antonin Rodet

    ANTONIN RODET proposes wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion...

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

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    The 2014 Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau is, as usual, quite different in style from the typical (cf.Duboeuf) offering; the nose is quite dumb (mute), and on entry is more brooding and serious with dark fruit (and plum) dominant. Very smooth, but none of the tropical fruit many of you no doubt expect. Still, an easy drinking primeur with more grav... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

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    The 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau seems deeper, darker and less thin and acidic - the latter properties being largely responsible for the decline of Nouveau - until recently. The scent is of candied red fruit... with tropical notes such as ripe sweet banana. The entry is quick, slightly acidic with good fruit. Not bitter or tasting of stems this time... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • We made it home safe and sound with a few less dollars in our bank account but ... having been focusing more on Burgundy and Rhone styles. After this tasting, I think I’m going to be making some room in my eurocave. The Elivette is a beautifully balanced, mouth filling red blend of cab, cab franc and petit verdot. Loads of dark fruit, leather,... Read More

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  • Goisot Exogyra Virgula Sauvignon de Saint-Bris 2011

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    Wine review by vonbunau


  • Gachot-Monot Cote du Nuit 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Georges Duboeuf Julienas 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Daniel et Martine Barraud Pouilly Fuissé la Verchère 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Buisson Charles Aligote 2012

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Olivier Morin Chitry Bourgogne Blanc Constance 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • And another 2012 Bourgogne. Not one of my favorites, as the freshness just wasn't quite there, borders on over-ripe, stewed fruit. Picked up a little spritziness as well. This wasn't all bad however, I thought there was good spice, and just a touch of funk that I enjoyed on the nose. Not surprising however, as this Domaine has the younger genera... 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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