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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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

  • Louis Latour

    The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Do...

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • 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

  • Domaine Auvigue Macon Solutre le Moulin du Pont 2014

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    Wine review by eugenep


  • Domaine Tollot Beaut Chorey les Beaune 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... wine ... range Premier Cru Burgundy.  Definitely slight more raspberry fruit than a burg but has excellent slightly savoury overtones and developed nicely in the glass, will benefit greatly with another 5 years [maybe more but not enough history to know just yet] AUD4... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine des Deux Roches Saint-Veran Rives de Longsault 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly Premiere Cru 2004

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy there is a slope known as Mont Rachet [Bare Mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassagne [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names] The Chassagne-Montrachet appellation was originally created for white wines only in 1937 but extende... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Rully Michel Picard 1998

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... Chalonaise sub-region of Burgundy.My bottle comes from Michel Picard,one of the larger vineyard owners and negociants in Burgundy who also have interests in the Rhone and Loire valleys.I started a bottle last night with my steak supper. There is plenty of red fruit and the tannins g... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet 2014

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    Unlike the winemaker notes' description, I found this Chardonnay unremarkable, somewhat bland, and with little aroma. I have had less expensive wines from Olivier Leflaive and other Chardonnays with much more power and resonance. Read More

    Wine review by ladyjane9


  • Louis Jadot Couvent des Jacobins Bourgogne Blanc 2013

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    Golden color, with a hint of apple in the nose. Persistent acidity. Read More

    Wine review by jkozlow6tuq


  • Château de Meursault "Les Peuillets" Savigny lès Beaune Premier Cru 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Louis Jadot Duc de Magenta Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru "Referts" 2009

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    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • 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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