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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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

  • Négrette

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 Vincent Girardin

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

  • Louis Latour

    The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Do...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Absolutely worth the $40 Al. Drank well and is versatile enough to drink now or ... thought I would get in to Burgundy, but here I am hook, line, and sinker. Love the stuff, and I really get a thrill out of the base level classification, "Bourgogne" from a good producer in a good year. Cote de Nuits preferred.This particular one is hard to find... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Pulled this Morey Charmes on Friday...had meant to taste it against the Jadot ... ... and was craving some Burgundy.Definitely more elegant and airy as compared to the Jadot...and I think in the end I prefer the masculinity of the Jadot by comparison. The Morey however, had an exceptional, hypnotic finish that was very satisfying. Excellent p... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Why,,??? Why do these WINE Criminals always Bring Belle Glos C&T.?This is ... ... Pinot is a disaster for Burgundy anyways, please stop or I will call the Wine Police.I hope Snooth Police will back me u Read More

    Forum post in the topic #1 Wine Dining faux pas nominee


  • Burgundy Pouilly Fuisse Terroirs de Vergisson. Verget Bottles White 2009

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    Clean but with a little texture. Saw some new oak. Cedar and clove notes. Nice acidity. Complex. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Domaine Boudin Chantemerle Fourchaume Chablis Premier Cru 2011

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    Green apple and citrus. Clean, racy. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru les Vergers 2010

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    Slight hint of oak on the nose is quickly replaced with citrus/lychee scents. Quite light-bodied on introduction to the palate. Very serious lemon/tropical tartness. A very refreshing but not very complex wine. Acid tartness makes it refreshing, but in needs more substance to balance all that acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Pinot Noir Laforet 2011

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    First France Pinot Noir. Not bad at all. Very Pale and translucent slightly brown Ruby Color. Very dry with more of a spice, mineral, musty, and earth nose and taste than fruit. Fruit when it came is more of a sour plum/cherry. Compared this to a bit of the Sierra del Mar California Pinot. the Reverse Wine Snob has a review of this @ http://ww... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • When?? When the Keefer or Rosella's 2012 get's a Top 100.. For Burgundy/Pinot Noir.Barolo has Keefer, Rosellas and Pisoni 2012's. Waiting.. They can only get better. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Barolo Ristorante will cellar...


  • Chassagne Montrachet Premiere Cru Morgeot Louis Latour 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Greg, think he must've been practicing for his Sonoma pemmican mix: some of ... of ... JackBlack, underaged Burgundy and vinegarized leftover syrah from the potlatch, most likely. Reduced, cooled, smoked and dried. Pack it away with his snowshoes for when he heads up DV's way to do the Canuck wine trail.Or else he was trying a Russian take on ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • 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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