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

  • 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...

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • 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 Louis Max

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • 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

  • Mark, thanks, it's been 35 years with the same company for me, looking at ... from Russian River, Oregon, Burgundy and Paso.  The Latour was a bit out classed, the Elk Cove was my favorite but the Merry Edwards and the Adelaida were not far behind. The CA pinots were more dark fruit, ripe black cherry and plum whereas the OR was a bit more red... Read More

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  • Domaine Gachot-Monot Cote de Nuits-Villages 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Cooked black berries and cherries with leather and forest floor. Some oak but well balanced tannins and acid. Very approachable now, could be cellared for 7 to 10 years. I will revisit this wine in 2017 to revise the collaring dates. Read More

    Wine review by ivine


  • We can't buy much because we filled up the 20 case wine storage locker ... ... Friday at 10 a.m.  Big burgundy importer, so you have to grab what you can.  I nailed down a Pousse d'Or Volnay En Caillerets 1er (a fave of GdP, I think), a Raphet 1er Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques, and, for WineBuddy#1, a Remoissenet Chassagne-Montrachet, a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • This topic is helping me learn more about Chardonnay.  I used to love the ... but after tasting several in Burgundy earlier this year I've come to better appreciate the un-oaked variety.  When it comes down to it, the Chardonnay varietal is my favorite white grap Read More

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  • "The fact is that Chardonnay by itself is a relatively insipid ... the ... the Cote d'Or south in Burgundy ignored it all and continued to make the usual lipsmackingly excellent, ooh-and-ah-worthy balanced, wooded chards. Only problem there being the ridiculous upswing in prices over the past decade, which can't properly be blamed on the Chine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Unoaked vs Oaked Chardonnay by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Thanks, guys. It is indeed great to be back. Long (and unimportant) story short ... ... been trying to find good Burgundy. With that said, the best few we've had have been SOOO beautiful. Sigh.&nbs Read More

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  • Several 2012 Pinot Noirs from Russian River, SLH, and SRH definitely have Pinot / Red Burgundy notes and texture; body. ***** It appears to come from the oenologist, wine maker and Vineyard. (research)Southern California has many PN's bottlings that "wont break your bank$$ 35-50 USD. " I am also a buyer of PN So Cal.  A few Pommard Clone rookies... Read More

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  • My wife doesn't drink wine at all, so it was five people, five bottles (at ... I think would be close to a Burgundy.  Far less alcohol, transparent, light and that poopy nose.  JD could set me straight.  The island is having drought conditions and rivers are becoming trickles.  Victoria's reservoir (a lake) is still doing well, but I sure hope... Read More

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  • Problem isn't PN, Greg, you poor confused soul. Problem is the common ... ... lobster, staying within the Burgundy paradigm?   ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir throwdown by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Macon Village Reserve Collovray et Terrier 2013

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    This wine was served with the fish course at a wedding lunch I attended at the ... town of Macon in southern Burgundy.If all the grapes come from just one of these communes then the name of that commune may be named on the label. Collovray et Terrier is a well known negociant house in this area. I thought it a lovely white wine. There is plent... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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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