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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My passion is to help others discover what types of wines suit their taste and then discover the numerous choices available that fit that profile. I am a WSET certified wine consultant, but first and foremost a wine lover and collector.

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • 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...

  • Aligoté

    In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia a...

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • 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

  • Agreed 100% DMCKER..  yet still Burgundy.,  Still all back and short front, balance, and a 100% Pommard Vine and flavor. Bolder than most.  (Image is Ridge Lytton Springs 100% American Zinfandel; & ++100 yrs. Old Read More

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  • Chambertin Grand Cru Domaine Armand Rousseau Bottle 2005


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Chablis les Clos Rene et Vincent Dauvissat 2008


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    Wine review by Teppo

  • Andre Goichot Corton Grand Cru les Perrieres 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Domaine Gondard Perrin Vire-Clesse Vieilles Vignes 2012


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensignton ... the ... the Maconnais sub-region of Burgundy.This is about 10 miles north of the town of Macon itself. Domaine Gondard Perrin is a family owned concern in this area.I started my bottle today with my traditional British meal of fish and chips and I did enjoy it. It is a dry win... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • The circumstances surrounding the Chenin are that Dava loved it too. ... then ... then went to his home for a Burgundy/Pinot Noir Tasting at his Bennett Valley Estate. Richly red fruited nose, red licorice and heavy chalk on the palate. Finishes with tart red berries and chalk. @ 13.8 abv it may be the leanest wine Russell has ever made. Reall... Read More

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  • 2007 in Burgundy has been considered all this decade, to the extent stock still exists, a 'restaurant wine' (ever notice how you almost never see the best vintages on restaurant wine lists? That's a very specific, well-maintained market niche). All that maquillage helps it drink better earlier so it can be placed quickly before nearby vintages c... Read More

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  • Pierre Andre Pouilly-Fuisse 2014


    Horrible wine; worse than French pichet de vin.Jug wine tastes better than this. Read More

    Wine review by WMVC

  • It was the 2007 vintage. I do not think it was a matter of decanting because I ... website. Personally I think Burgundy is usually a good match for game as well as steak. I often open a bottle of Burgundy when I have a steak and I am sure I shall do so agai Read More

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  • I had a steak last night and I opened a bottle of Burgundy, a Domaine Gachot-Monot Premier Cru Les Poulettes and I am afraid to say I was disappointed. There is a lot of a tart cherry style fruit and it is quite tannic.This is definitely not one of the better Burgundys I have had. I am surprised because a few years ago I had a Cotes de Nuit Vill... 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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