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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • The only Oregon wine I saw was quite a few lots of Torii Mor pinot noir.Torii ... interesting counterpoint to Burgundy PNs. And if you don't want to drink all the bottles you can always gift them.  ;-) Some torii:Ise Jingu (most important shrine in Japan): Itsukushima (one of the more photographed):  Torii Mor, to a vineyar Read More

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


  • "In South Africa, Vintners on the cape dealt with torrid heat, drought, ... country. Not like talking Burgundy or even Sonoma.Burgundy's had more than one bad year in the last several. Serious rot and other issues not so long ago even in DRC vineyards. Still a ways away from final call on this year's vintage, anyway. Those crafty Gauls have pu... Read More

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  • They've had a hell of a time with it in Burgundy, like a 50-90% lost vintage. Unsure on quality, but it's dubious.What's going on in Napa/Sonoma? I hear Halcon Alturas is a ways away from ripening, but the harvest of whites has been in full effect. When should the Cabernet, and other reds be "ready"?Let's pick now (or soon) I say!Floods and fros... Read More

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  • Either way, sounds good. Burgundy v. Bordeaux is always fun. Read More

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  • Be nice D! I just got word from an old friend who just moved out to SD. Long ... in the wine business, loves Burgundy and knows it well. I have to find something worthy to share with hi Read More

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  • Well, CA pinot noir grown in the wrong place, trying to behave like a hot, ... ... ... ;-)ESOL, what PN from Burgundy have you tried? And from O Read More

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  • Morin Pére et Fils Pinot Noir 2014

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  • DMCKER  Frying pan and olive oil with some mushrooms and served with ... and salad along with the Burgund Read More

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  • Technically these were last night but I finished the last tastes of the reds ... Morey St. Denis - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis (8/5/2016)Night one was like a trip to the County Fair. Day 2 muted fruit, dried cherries and dried flowers, tart red berries, steely/crushed rock minerality with some chalk on the finish.  2014 Be... Read More

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  • I had a steak last night and as the perfect accompaniment to a steak is a bottle of Burgundy I decided to open an old and venerable bottle I bought on the auction site. I can report that Vosne-Romanee Jaboulet-Vercherre 1982 is a gorgeous wine that does not show its age at all. There is plenty of fruit there with soft  but well structured tannin... Read More

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  • 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!

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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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