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.

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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

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

      Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by L...

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Domaine Louis Max

    Maison Louis Max is in the happy position of possessing a vineyard of more than 130 hectares :Ala...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Depending on makers and vintages, C9dP aren't usually for long laydowns like good Burgundy or Northern Rhone or Bordeaux (or...). Will probably boil down to enhancing palate education vs. waiting for perfect timing at the wine's apogee. Anytime from Christmas on?  ;-) Read More

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  • Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines Blanc de Blanc Brut Sparkling Wine Champagne

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    Lemon cream, peach and green apple fruit notes with a classic vanilla biscuit layer permeating and notes of raw bread dough. This has a soft mousse and good fresh fruit notes of lemon and grapefruit on the palate, tart acidity towards the back palate with golden berries and more apple notes finally finishing with some spice and more yeasty cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Debeaune Morgon Belles Grives. France Beaujolais-Villages Morgon 2014

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    PnP wine was light in weight and pretty grapey. Moderate acidity balances it followed by some very light tannins. Not impressed, will give it a day.Second day it was a totally different wine. Almost no fruit on the front with very notable acid and the tannins were much stronger. Wish I had caught it some where in the middle. Would suggest a good... Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse 2014

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    The reliable Louis Jadot negotiant (wholesaler) makes a wonderful generic Pouilly-Fuisse with a garden flower scent (white Wisteria) and a slightly oaky, oily licorice flavour on the palate. Finish is long and satisfying. A fine wine for the price and very Macon. 90 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Cotes du Rhone has an ocean of wines that would qualify on price. A case where ... to the great Lafarge from Burgund Read More

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  • A bit on the fruit forward side but light and dry, kind of like a cross between ... appellation which is SE of Burgund Read More

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  • My sister in Scotland lives next to a croft which is operated by a traditional ... ... I recall I provided some Burgundy to accompany it Fortunately the crofter plucked and gutted it for her as my sister beleives that meat should come on a polystyrene tray and covered in clingfilm. When a pheasant flew into her French windows and died of a bro... Read More

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  • Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru les Cazetiers 2011

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Comtes Lafon Meursault 2011

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • For the price, the MacMurray is pretty good and varietally correct.  ... ... ... I disagree that PN from Burgundy is a better deal, unless you live on the east coast and have very limited access to California and Oregon wines.  Lower priced Burgundy is from the poorer sections of the Cote d'Or or Mercurey/Chalonnais and much of it is pretty s... 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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