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...

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

  • 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...

  • Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits

    The Cotes de Nuits appellation refers to vineyards on or close to the Cote d'Or slope north of ...

  • Mâconnais

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

  • Bourgogne-aligoté

  • Bourgogne Chardonnay

      Chardonnay is a simple blank canvas of a grape, and one has to train it to taste a certain...

Popular Wineries in Burgundy View all

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Vincent Girardin

    The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girard...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

    In 1973, Marcel Lapierre begins again the family business composed then by 7 hectares with the cu...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • André Morey Les Marcelines Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire AOC 1973

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    rich fruit and soy flavors, slightly savoury Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru Henri Feletig 1988

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    flowery rosy nose; oaked and spiced body with berry undertones. enjoyable! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Domaine Jaboulet-Vercherre Volnay Caillerets 1er Cru 1955

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    it has a refined nose of blackcurrants and olives, and flavours of berries, cherrries, and soy. lasted very very long! honoured to have a chance of trying this very old wine! great wine! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Blason de Bourgogne Chablis 2012

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    straw and herbs, yet at the same time, refreshing. good! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Sounds great, foie gras paired well with a medium bodied red like Pinot Noir, ... second course is concerned, Burgundy wine is perfect with pheasant, dauphnoise potatoes with Cabernet Sauvignon. Hope the dinner will be a succes Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine suggestions from list...


  • Volnay Michel Lafarge 2012

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    Needs to breathe but very good after a few minutes. Holds its taste. Delicious! Read More

    Wine review by FruitFerm


  • Domaine Maillard Pere et Fils Chorey-les-Beaune 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... the commune of that name in Burgundy. Chorey-les-Beaune is located about 3 miles north-east of the town of Beaune on the lower slopes of the Cotes de Beaune in the valley of the Saone.There are no premier or grand cru vineyards in the appellation.My bottle comes from the small family concern of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hope that "thing" you have for 2013 Chambolle is a corkscrew or a nice burgundy stem. ;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Jean-Pierre Alexandre Ellevin Chablis Premier Cru Vaucopin 2013

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    refreshing, with minerals and slightly savoury Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey les Ruelles 2012

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    pretty good balance of berry fruits and minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 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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