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.

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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...

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Château de Pommard

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Got together with a couple friends hadn't seen for nearly two years. Mid ... and '14 generic regional Burgundy PN that was so light it could've been Swiss so we dropped the two bottles of it into the buckets, too, and gargled with it before going back to the Gewurtz. Lots of good bread (baquettes and brown loaves with figs baked in) and seafoo... Read More

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  • I think the Meyer is a great example of the evolution of Australian Pinot20 ... fruit driven than a typical burgundy is really beginning to get some good savoury characteristics - the fruit is sort of a sweeter berry structure on the front but some good mouthfeel and structure gives a reasonably decent and lenghty back palateSavoury is there b... Read More

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  • After a relatively stressful couple of weeks which included a car accident with ... savoury flavour of a good burgundy.We drank this with the Rib-Eye - A 2010 [not sure of price point exeactly but think around AUD60ish] it was still too young but in reality with an hour in a decanter it had opened up into a seriously good wine - and I I found i... Read More

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  • Dionysus and Diego, good to see you back here! Appears we need more such ... ... ... of specific vineyards in Burgundy from blind tasting in the back room of a friend's champagne bar in Tokyo on a totally impromptu basis (again, back in the '80s). Broadbent impressed with his encyclopaedic memory. Closest I've seen to it is in a famous Japanes... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Historical Wine Question by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • OT has a good point - alcohol levels have risen over the past few decades, but ... particularly Bordeaux and Burgundy, because they need to turn out product every year and couldn't rely on sunny weather like they can in much of CA, which is approximately the size of France. So it's as accurate to talk about "California" wine as it is to talk a... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... this bottle out on a white Burgundy drinker; it hits some of the same spots whist clearly maintaining its own identity. -msb   |  9 in stock  |  $39.99 Navarre NV Pineau de Charentes Rose  |  2 in stock  |  $54.99 Clos du Rouge Gorge (Cyril Fhal) 2011 VdP des Côt... Read More

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  • Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve Red 2013

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    Well balance fruit and acid with very light tannins. Easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Mark, what was the Hollywood Bowl 'boorishness'? And how were the ... ... and a lot of village-level Burgundy. The Pouilly-Fume to start with made us forget the Kiwi cat piss pretty quickly. Then Monday (a holiday) was a lot of white and rose sparkling, with some still Graves white (SB & semillon blend) thrown in. The sparkling included some V... Read More

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  • Paul et Marie Jacqueson Rully Premier Cru les Cloux 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine des Poncetys Macon Davaye 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


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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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