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

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • 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 Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine Olivier Merlin Moulin à Vent la Rochelle Moulin a Vent 2009

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/105486. Moulin a Vent is a small appellation created in 1936 for red wines from two communes in the north of the Beaujolais region about 10 miles south of the town of Macon. It is one of the 10 'cru Beaujolais' appellations within that region and like all Beauj... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 2015 Reserve Personnelle Macon-Charnay, France Chardonnay 2015

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    this Chardonnay has its best expression when just slightly chilled Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru Henri Feletig 1988

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    2nd time tasting. still the same flowery nose, and well balanced palate of berries, spice and oak. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Domaine Alain Michelot "Les Saint-Georges" Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Rouge 2009

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    i prefer this to the '08 vintage. it is similarly light, and very fruit forward. but there is an added layer of pepper spices and french oak, which added to the complexity. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • La Chablisienne Saint Bris 2015

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    Looking for a smooth, soft white wine from a good vintage - perhaps even a conversation piece? If yes, this slightly off-the-track Sauvignon Blanc from Auxerre near Chablis may just be the ticket. The wine is less concentrated than SB from the Loire or Bordeaux with a softer, more herbal entry of lemon and grass. Musk tends to dominate elsewh... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Faiveley Echezeaux 2002

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    today, 18 feb 2017 is a special day for me, where the benchmark of fine wine has been heightened even further. this one was an enigma, and it kept developing, developing, and developing, becoming more fruit forward as it breathes. every sip was a different experience! really summing to one single word - unbelievable! i do hope that i might be ab... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Titus, we get these "Can anybody give me any info on this wine that I ... ... it was a white wine or "Burgundy" if it was a red wine.Here a a some internet resources that might give you some insights:http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt8000374n/entire_text/http://www.mountainwinery.com/about-the-mountain-winery/the-mountain-winery-hi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 1936 paul masson and a ?...


  • Macon Terroir Maconnais 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £10.Macon is an ... ... ie the southern part of the Burgundy region.Macon contains a number of smaller appellations such as Saint Veran,Pouilly-Fuisse and Vire-Clesse. White wines are from chardonnay and red from pinot noir and/or gamay.My bottle was produced by Terroir Maconnais but I ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Fixin Premiere Cru Clos du Chapitre Domaine Guy Dufouleur 1996

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    rich fruits and some soy, with bit of acidity; complex and layered Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • As I said I have not tried Chateau Grillet,firstly because you very rarely see ... from Bordeaux or a Grand Cru Burgundy ]  I do not agree with DMCKER and GREGT  that the Condrieu appellation promises much and delivers little as I have enjoyed several [and reviewed them for Snooth ] One of the better ones I have had is from Domaine du Monteill... 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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