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 Parent

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

    In 1973, Marcel Lapierre begins again the family business composed then by 7 hectares with the cu...

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • La Chablisienne Chablis la Pierrelee 2013

    Snoothrank:

    So what's not to like about this typical - yet meritorious - Chablis from the modern, quality-driven La Chablisienne cooperative? Lots of wet stone, spicy white fruit and apple on the nose and, well, a satisfying apple/gooseberry-like entry and finish. No harshness or watery crapulence here... better than some Premier Cru. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Louis Jadot Combe Aux Jacques Beaujoulais Villages 2013

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Kent. [www.dickenshousewines.co.uk ... negociant house operating in Burgundy and Beaujolais. Their Combe Aux Jacques facility was opened in 1998 near Brouilly and Regnie and makes wine with bought in grapes..I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork and I did enjoy it. There is plen... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Well, BLM, you're probably drinking better than any of the rest of us on ... ... now we'll expect a Burgundy harvest report, too...I think if you check you'll see that the same 'family' (possibly extended, maybe not same individuals or core family, but same name) who own that wine label back in Dardagny also own the auberge.  ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic It seems I am off to France by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • I don't drink too many Swiss wines. There are some exceptions: fendant ... ... with a wine from southern burgundy, a 2014 Santenay.&nbs Read More

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  • We belong to Domaine Drouhine (their USA winery in Oregon) and we sure did ... ... similar their wines are from Burgundy - pretty close I imagin Read More

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  • So not much of a Burgundy/ Swiss connection Dave?Well, at least someone is going to France. Hope you are able to break free and taste a little bit, if in Burgundy, so much the better, as I enjoy the wines quite a bit. Had a French friend of the family over tonight and served a 2014 Hubert Lignier Bourgogne Rouge which showed and fit just fine. M... Read More

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  • "So not much of a Burgundy/ Swiss connection Dave?"On one level certainly a big connection; as BLM and I've mentioned Burgundy is literally just down the hill a couple of hours. Same grapes (pinot noir, gamay, chardonnay, though many others also grown in Switzerland), and lots of interaction between the populations. And Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) i... Read More

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  • My professional connections with Geneva were mostly on the Berners-Lee side of ... how hard it is to find good Burgundy selections in that part of Switzerland. So many listings of Swiss wines that anyone outside the country doesn't even know exist, but what must be seen as the enemy in Burgundy gets rarely a mention. Not the case for champagne... Read More

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  • You're less than 15 minutes from Geneva, I'm assuming, so for old-skool ... ... but particularly on the Burgundy side of things. I'm with you on the paucity of frog legs on most menus, though.&nbs Read More

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  • I go into the little corner outside Geveva. Close to Lyon and Burgundy.  Read More

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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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