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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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 Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

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  • DThe d'Yquem is actually the legendary 1847 last sale was EUR75,000 by a KL ... ... and Roederer CristalMy Burgundy experience is still very limited with best to date being 99 and 02 Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques - they did wet my appetite for more&nbs Read More

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  • Stephen, your original post at top of this thread brings up a number of ... ... ... both for Bordeaux and Burgundy. Hopefully haven't missed the boat completely for all Burgs, but I'm told Bordeaux's hanging tough. '47 Cheval Blanc is famous but there are several others I'd like to throw in the mix, not limited to the '47 LaFleur and the '45 ... Read More

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  • Stephen, Latour and La Mission beat the pants off Haut Brion for '59 (and ... wines! I gifted a '53 Burgundy to a close friend in the restaurant industry last year. Its mates had been fine just two or three years previously but it was unfortunately over the hill.. Read More

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  • Chablis Premier Cru Beauroy Alain Geoffroy 2011

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  • Domaine Parent Pommard Premier Cru les Epenots 2010

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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Coteaux Bourguignons les Deux Loups White 2014

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  • Domaine des Deux Roches Saint-Veran Rives de Longsault 2012

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  • Domaine William Fèvre Saint Bris Sauvignon Blanc Saint-Bris 2012

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  • Al you could google search Roumier Bonne Mares.Its not a club per se, I kind of ... of the top few winemakers in Burgundy, same tier as DRC I'd thin Read More

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  • EM - Yes, lots of older riders have their bikes shipped out to some place near ... we need to drink a lot more Burgundy.  Their wines are exceptional.  Thanks for your suggestions on where to start.  Regarding your Triumph Bonnnieville experiences, I can relate to what you went through.  Sandra and I rode our 1984 Honda Nighthawk S up PCH from... 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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