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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Cordier

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • 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

  • Here's the Les Halles indoor market which always (rightfully so) gets a lot ... ... and escargots and white Burgundy, from Chablis down to Meursault then further south into the Maconnais....  :-)Have bought wine here:Oysters and escargots here: Cheeses here: Charcuterie here: White asparagus here: Etc., etc., guessing you get the picture.  Thi... Read More

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  • Have you been to Burgundy before? Lyon deserves a day or more (far more) for its fantastic food markets and restaurants. After that I'd focus on one area rather than try to cover the whole region. Duncan's suggestions are good.Do you want to see the established, famous and pricier areas (the Cote d'Or, or communes in the Cote de Beaune and Cote ... Read More

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  • As it happens I intend opening a bottle of red Saint Pourcain next.Saint ... ... just like passetoutgrains in Burgundy. Read More

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  • No Joke.. Serious Wine's and Investment. Read More

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  • Amazing.2011 Domaine De'La Romanne Conti La Tache- 11 Bottles2014 Domaine ... ... allocation for these Burgundy wines & would make a HUGE impression in your personal Cellar. - Cordially -- William North Palm Beach Read More

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  • Mercurey Premier Cru la Mission Monopole Chateau de Chamirey 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • "Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal"   -Bordeaux- ... ... or Cabernet-So Cal-  Burgundy Clones and Single'sI may have misunderstood what you meant Paul.Farming and wine-making? &nbs Read More

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  • Chablis Domaine des Malandes 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Echezeaux Burgundy Echezeaux 1983

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    Possible. Fingers crossed again. Albeit promised a taste this week. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Domaine Parize Pere et Fils Givry Rouge 'La Fauleraie' Vieilles Vignes 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop near London's Liverpool Street railway ... Cotes Chalonaise in southern Burgundy.There are no grand cru vineyards but 27 premier cru but my bottle is only a village level wine from the small family concern of Domaine Parize.Their 'Vieilles Vignes' cuvee is not aged in oak barrels but stainless steel tank... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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  • Burgundy Tasting Tuesday March 3rd, 6:30 - 9:30pm, Morristown, NJ Join us for an extraordinary Burgundy Tasting including both reds and whites from the 2005 and 2006 vintages. Some of the producers that will be poured are Domaine Leflaive, Henri Gouges, Etienne Sauzet, Louis Jadot, Vincent Girardin, Lamarche, Faiveley, and plenty more. In all, ...

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