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

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • 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...

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Domaine Vincent Girardin

    Styled by Vincent Girardin, his white wines display their quality in finesse, their aromatic pure...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • J.m. Boillot Montagny Premier Cru 2012

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    Wine review by WillMartin


  • I know this is supposed to be a family forum, but this happened last night. ... between the Barolo and this Burgundy...with very fresh Strawberry fruit, the fine, woven tannins put this in a different class for the 10-15 minutes it performed in the glass. Of course, it continued to be enjoyable as it faded, later showing some sweet, cherry in ... Read More

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  • Gilbert Picq & Ses Fils Chablis 2011

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    Very nice Chablis with a bit of flinty minerality, nice acidity, lemon pith, maybe a touch of lime. Excellent QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Jean-Claude Boisset Aligote 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Finally, some Latour that you know will be in its proper drinking window! ... ... ... including a Jadot white Burgundy you might enjoy, JD. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Coming Soon to Barolo North Palm Beach. Siduri Pinot Noir 2012'sIf you are ... you are a Pinot Noir/ French Burgundy fan and live in Southeast Florida I invite you to enjoy these special Vineyard Specific and Vintage Specific California Pinot's from Siduri.As a wine consultant for Crown Wine and Spirits and ABC Fine Wine and Spirits before F&B... Read More

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  • J.L. Quinson Beaujolais Villages 2012

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    Light and pleasant gamay, serve chilled, flavors of tart cherry and spice, nice and dry. Good value. Read More

    Wine review by Blinky


  • Bourgogne Rouge VV Nicolas Rossignol 2009

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    Wine review by mariel1112


  • Took a second look in reverse order this time and found some interest in Burgundy/Italy/Loire.But not before I did some local shopping of my own just now...found these 2010 Gruaud Larose already at about the best price ($99) at 15% off at total wine so grabbed their last three. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Jon, white Burgundy has always been a 'thing'.  ;-) Thanks, Panos. Don't see you here enough. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Recalling a sublime 1961... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


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