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

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • 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 ...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

      Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by L...

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • These are a tad bit late.  We were fortunate to have both my son and the ... ... been better with a white burgundy - he cooked his ass off with a little help.  The meal was wonderful, for me not so much with the wine.He had fun and he and my son certainly had some stories to tell on the way down.  I invited him to cook at our Northwoods Wine C... Read More

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  • Château de Meursault Savigny Blanc Savigny-Lès-Beaune 2012


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  • "Why do people buy current release wines, mostly Cali cabs and Bordeaux, ... on first Bordeaux and then Burgundy new release pricing (and by then the Wall St. boys and girls had ruined Napa prices even more than the dotcommers had a decade earlier), but decided there was no upside to talking in a loud voice about the phenomenon. Maybe I'll reg... Read More

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  • Welcome Ellen, nice first post (a big rarity around here at Snooth).I've ... ... are some wines like Burgundy (French Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the region of Burgundy) which is a favorite of mine, partially due to their versatility in the spectrum of dry wines, they tend to have a little sweetness to them, so they can be very palatable on ... Read More

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  • Jean Chartron Saint Aubin Premier Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2013


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  • Belland Roger "Comme Dessus" Santenay 2014


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  • Louis Max Chablis 2014


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  • Thanks for the note Richard Foxall. "Rosellas, Pisoni and many other ... ... outstanding PN's/ Red Burgundy would be Santa Lucia Highlands of California Read More

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  • Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Clos du Cailleret Monopole 2013


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  • This thread had me listening to my first bit of Glen Gould on the drive home. Good stuff. Yeah, Burgundy. How about a nice Auxey Duresses or Puligny Montrachet followed by some Pataille Marsannay. 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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