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

  • 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...

  • Vivant

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Holy crap Emark!!!!! That's some seriously embarrassing s**t!  ... ... some of them - it allowed Burgundy to be sold outside of the country whereas prior to that, it was hard to get the wine to foreign markets, unlike the wines of the Rhone and Bordeaux.And speaking of Bordeaux, look at the rules when both the Romans and the English ruled the ... Read More

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  • I had myself a steak last night so I opened a bottle of Burgundy. It was a ' Marsannay Les Longeroies 2011' from the small Domaine Denis Mortet.This was an absolutely exquisite bottle,plenty of red fruits,soft and mellow,subtle and delicate Read More

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  • Denis Mortet Marsannay les Longeroies 2011

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.cellartrade for £45.Marsannay is a Burgundy appellation created in 1987 for red,rose and white wines [although 2/3rds are red] from 3 communes at the northern end of the Cotes de Nuits.just south of Dijon.There are no Grand or Premier Cru sites. My bottles are 100% pinot noir and were agerd ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • GREGT, that's great, thanks! I'll have to go back to my other books and ... ... why it was banned from Burgundy?&nbs Read More

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  • DMCKER - thanks for responding! Yea, researching online hasn't turned up ... ... that outlawed Gamay in Burgundy and the repercussions of that act (moving Gamay south). Basically anything that notes (for whatever reason: scientific, mystical, word of mouth) why growers, or a population, would stop growing a certain set of varietals or a singl... Read More

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  • Domaine du Chateau de Meursault Clos du Chateau Monopole 2015

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    One of the best Chardonnay Ive had. And I dont drink Chardonnay. Read More

    Wine review by layneb


  • Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis Premier Cru Côte de Léchet 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • So it's been a while since I've been on here but I was just doing a ... Beaujolais by the Duke of Burgundy. I haven't found much so far outside of another issued in 1731 mandating vines planted after 1702 be uprooted to be replaced by cereal grains. I figured if I found more situations like this I could use it for fodder for what I'm working o... Read More

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  • Joseph Drouhin Saint Amour 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru la Perrière Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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