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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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  • Stagecoach has a bit of a cachet here in Japan amongst certain drinkers ... ... the family sellout over in Burgundy that JD reported on recentl Read More

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  • Stephen, you might try to get ahold of some of the Jonata wines from Santa ... ... Kroenke chose an interesting Burgundy property for purchase. Don't think we'll be seeing its bottles' prices lowering in future, nor will GregT be likely purchasing them by the case...  ; Read More

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  • The Eagle Screams into Burgundy Screaming Eagle Owner Buys Majority Stake in Burgundy's Bonneau du MartrayLe Bault de la Morinière family sells after more than two centuries; owner of the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Rams buys his first winery outside U.S.By Bruce SandersonStan Kroenke, the American businessman who owns Screaming Eagle, Jonata... Read More

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  • Pommard Clos des Ursulines-Bichot Domaine du Pavillon 2005

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    This lonely bottle in my paired-down wine cellar (or facsimile thereof) opens with a scent of wet earth, violets and dried cranberry; colour is well retained and only slightly lighter than at bottling, with entry surprisingly tart (acidic rather than tannic) with strawberry notes and a fairly long finish. Light for a Pommard, so drink up. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • A. et P. de Villaine Bouzeron 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Santa? In March no less? Well yes, I exist all year round, and I've been ... Giacosa Barolo or Grand Cru Burgundy or Krug Champagne.A dollar a day. Reveal day could really be something special. Can this get any traction? Please discus Read More

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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 2013

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    honey, grass, and sweet spices, red currants; long fruity finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Last night was definitely wine with food. Was at the Greenbrier main dining ... Meursault/Lobster, and Red Burgundy/Duck.The 2012 Bourgueil was more on the elegant, finessed side, though not without a solid core to it. In this case the food took center stage, and the wine gave it good compan Read More

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  • Macon-Lugny Saint-Pierre Bouchard Pere & Fils 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Mike makes his wines for near term drinking. He always tells me "People ... that enjoys aged Barolo and Burgundy he is first off a winemaker who has to sell his wine. Library bottles and excessive back bintage inventory do not make you money. When people know your wine will age for 20-30 years there is no  urgency to buy. When you sell DTC you... 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!

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