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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vivant

  • 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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Mercurey Blanc Premier Cru "Les Veleys " Raquillet 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the website ... on the Cotes Chalonaise in Burgundy.90% of Mercurey wines are red but my bottle is a white. There are no Grand Cru vineyards but 32 Premier Cru one of which is Les Veleys.My bottle is 100% chardonnay from 60 year old vines and spent time in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Louis Jadot Volnay Santenots 1984

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £35 from the website ... on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy There are no Grand Cru vineyards but 29 Premier Cru plus 5 Premier Cru vineyards in neighbouring Meursault known as the Santenots and totaling about 30 hectares use the Volnay appellation for red wines.My bottles come from the large Louis Jadot con... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Gautheron Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2015

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    Alain Gautheron may not be well known to most, but this "old vines" number from 2015 is definitely very Chablis:the nose is apple-pear - though somewhat muted, and entry is rather full and rich with good acidity nonetheless. Finish is slightly straw-like, without the usual minerals. Very good. Worthy. 89 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine des Versauds Morgon 2015

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    Dark fruited with medium acidity with lots of tannin on the finish. I've never seen a gamay wine this dark. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Remoissenet Pere & Fils 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine de la Cour Profonde Morgon 2002

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/123514. Morgon is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for red wines from the commune of Villie-Morgon.This is located about 10 miles south of the town of Macon. Morgon is the second largest of the 'Cru Beaujo... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Nicolas Potel Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

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    Looking round for a decent PN from a good producer (although M. Potel sold these holdings about a decade back) can be daunting; however, this offering is quite good: the nose has strawberry - perhaps even raspberry and a hint of cat's pee. Colour is invitingly dark, entry is smooth with astringent vanilla and unripe strawberry on the palate. Li... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Saint Amour Jean-Claude Dufour 1998

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/123514.Saint Amour is an appellation for red wines created in 1946 although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans from the commune of Saint Amour-Bellevue. This is in the Beaujolais region about eight miles south of the town of Macon and is one o... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Fleurie Cave des Grands Vins de Fleurie 2002

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    I bought a magnum bottle of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/123284 for only £10.Fleurie is a small appellation for red wines from the commune of that name some 12 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 ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine du Chalet Pouilly Saint-Véran 2016

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    With an inviting nose of candy or icing sugar sprinkled over gooseberry - or perhaps sour apple - this Saint-Veran begins well; the entry is very Burgundian Chardonnay with more or less neutral white fruit and stewed apple. There is some depth to the palate and a lingering finish. Very good value for a neighbour of Pouilly-Fuisse. 88. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • 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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