Burgundy Wine

Bourgogne is perhaps the most complex and intimidating of French wine regions. 
 
It enjoys an exceptional geographical location, but it has plenty of other things going for it. Perfect weather for growing grapes, rich soils, renowned varietals and its remarkable Climats all combine to produce its 84 appellations that are recognized around the world. Not forgetting the expertise of its winegrowers, who hand down their know-how from generation to generation, whilst remaining up-to-speed with all the latest developments
 
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 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

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

    We have kept the Peugeot motorcycle which Michel Picard used to travel throughout Burgundy when h...

  • Charles de Valliere

    Famous domain "Charles de Valliere" based in Pommard, Burgundy. Family owned and runned busi...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Michel Picard

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Morey- Saint-Denis 1er cru Pierre Bouree et fils 1992

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... on the Cotes de Nuits in Burgundy just south of Gevrey-Chambertin and north of Chambolle-Musigny.My bottle is a premier cru so the grapes were sourced from some of the 20 premier cru vineyards in the appellation.I started my bottle last night with my steak supper.It is quite pale in colour almos... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Garnier & Fils Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Justin Girardin 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk.It ... ... is from the general Burgundy appellation,100% pinot noir, and made by the House of Girardin. I started it last night with my steak supper.There is plenty of a cherry,redcurrant and raspberry style fruit with soft but srructured tannins.making a subtle and de... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Patrick Piuze Premier Cru Butteaux Chablis 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Christophe Cordier Macon-Milly-Lamartine Clos du Four 2016

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  • L&c Poitout Chablis Premier Cru les Fourneaux Opallion 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Fixin Jean-Baptiste Bejot 1996

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/127118.Fixin is a Burgundy appellation created in 1936 [although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans] for red and white wines [although 96% are red] from the two communes of Fixin and Brochon.These are located on the Cotes de Nuits just south of Mar... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Paul Bouchard Bourgogne 2015

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    There wasn't much too it, sour cherry and otherwise pretty nondescript. There are many better wines at a similiar price point. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Davis Bynum Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2012

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    Wine review by C Hickman


  • 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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