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 »

Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

  • Vosne-Romanee Jaboulet-Vercherre 1982

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of venerable old Burgundy from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104313 for £22.50.Vosne-Romanee is an appellation created in 1936 [ although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans ] for red wines made of the pinot noir grape from the communes of Vosne-Romanee and its neighbour Flagey-Echezeaux on the... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Yep, I am putting a wine fridge near my cellar for cooling whites to drinking ... a rumpus room, drink less Burgundy and more Chiant Read More

    Forum post in the topic How not to store wine


  • EM, looks like a chard night here as well. Sitting here with chatting with my ... used to seeing from a white Burgundy.  This is a fairly inexpensive bottle, I think I got it on discount for $16, so didn't expect any mind blowing revelation Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Last night was a fried fish dinner; drank a 2014 Grangette Picpoul de Pinet, ... ... for it.  Get out of Burgundy, Bordeaux and a few other places and there's still some values in France.  Tonight we'll spatchcock a chicken and grill it, so we'll probably drink a spicy red.  Maybe a CdP, since I hope to winnow those down, maybe a Zin if I can ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine Faiveley Nuits-St.-Georges Premier Cru les Porets St Georges 2013

    Snoothrank:

    purplish maroon sheen, nose that develops quickly from spicy and subdued to grand fruite, rich, and somewhat sweet on palate with strawberries and blackcurrants; long savoury finish. can only imagine how better it will be as it ages further. great wine! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Wine south of the equator?  I never imagined...;-)You know, I would get very confused if I had to think of North as being where the sun exposure was for most of the year.  I'm just never going to cross the equator again, just like I'm never gong back to any place where they drive on the left side of the road.  (So Dmcker will have to visit me, n... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy - Piedmont Dinner in...


  • Also, does south facing mean it's a warmer site?In the northern hemisphere.South of the equator, it's different. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy - Piedmont Dinner in...


  • Claudio's 90 day maceration is just a flat out anomaly.  He's trying something very interesting with fruit that fits the bill--going back to the long macerations that used to be the rule out of necessity.  It's a curiosity and he has to charge more because it's such a small production but requires quite a bit of additional attention. There are g... Read More

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  • Agreed on Riserva, and non-Riserva. I'm not really as interested in the extra aging or official qualifications, just that if the producer is deciding to bottle a regular and a riserva, the riserva is typically a better, or more highly regarded wine due to the cru, blocks within the cru, barrel select, etc. They all have their story I'm sure, and... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy - Piedmont Dinner in...


  • "the Moreau came off noticeably more lean and mineral."Hardly ... ... bottle age.Did you find the Burgundy reds standing up to the Osso Bucco alright? Not a match I'd ordinarily recommend, depending on, amongst other things, how much tomato Fox uses in his recipe. The Burgundies' flavor profiles can take a palpable hit. Barolo on the other han... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dinner in Oakland, Saturday 7/23 by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


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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, ...

    Comment by 125725garyswine 125725 garyswine


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