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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • Mâconnais

      The Maconnais is the southernmost part of Burgundy, if you don’t count Beaujolais. It is b...

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...

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Tokaji Furmint for a dry white, though I'm not sure what the ideal pairing ... ... better suited for a red Burgundy.Tokaji 5 Puttonyos afterward.Didnt notice this restaurant was in London, bummer. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching Challenge 5: what...


  • Domaine Guerrin et Fils Saint-Veran le Clos Vessats 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Notting Hill ... of the ... of the Maconais region of Burgundy.Some of the communes produce reds sold under Beaujolais appellations but Saint Veran is regarded as more prestigious than Beaujolais Blanc.My bottle is from Domaine Guerrin,a small family concern and their Le Clos Vessats vineyar... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Maison Coquard Saint-Amour 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/90663. Saint Amour is a small appellation for red wines created in 1946,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,from the commune of Saint Amour Bellvue.This is in the Beaujolais region about eight miles south of the town of Macon and it is one of ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Was in the mood to open some wine yesterday, reaching for a red but then my ... or power of a great white burgundy, but excellent in its own righ Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pulling the Wrong Bottle


  • Georges Duboeuf Fleurie 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5.Fleurie is a small appellation for red wines from the commune of that name some12 miles south of the town of Macon.It is one of the ' cru beaujolais 'and like all red beaujolais is made from the gamay grape,a cross between pinot noir and a white grape call... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Yes, I noticed some items weren't discounted. Here are some of the ones ... ... radar, and part of his Burgundy purchases, and also notice Gilman gives good reviews to various LB holdings, this one of the chief among them, along with the Pruliers in the CdN.Anyhow, Clos St. Jacques gets all the 1er attention in Chambertin, but it seems like C... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Pretty good price allowing a bigger plunge--get this Gattinara while the ... ... ... that is reminiscent of Burgundy in its elegant finesse. When I first put my nose in the glass, I bought everything that was available. We must limit sales to one case per person, and at this price, you should buy all you can.The Nervi Estate is the oldest rec... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Pontet-- Canet's started upgrading in standards several years ago (I was ... sell it.  Just look at Burgundy - small crops for whatever reason leads to higher costs and sell and sell.Simply - supply and demand - we are doing it to ourselve Read More

    Forum post in the topic I can get you Chateau...


  • JonD- good to know about the 2010. I guess I was uncovering  that ... ... allow. I have not been to burgundy in a while. I was due to remind myself there are wines to taste there that I will never find in a store, even in France. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic It seems I am off to France


  • 2010 really is a special vintage for red and white Burgundy. Read More

    Forum post in the topic It seems I am off to France


  • 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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