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

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • Aligoté

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

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Louis Latour

    The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Do...

  • Domaine Parent

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine Costal Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2013


    Really nice chablis. Plenty of lemon cream, green pear, decent acidity and a bit of salinity on the medium to medium-long finish. I like this wine but it seems to be just a touch flat, may need some more time in bottle to bring out some complexity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Maison Jessiaume Bourgogne Rouge 2012


    after a bad bottle of another cuvee this was a nice return to good wine. very smooth, light on its feet, but pleasant, not overwhelming, but very complimentary of the variety. ah the french! never let me down. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • A Myriad Hacon? Wherever did you hear that? It was a done deal after the Syrah ... now on his quest to decipher Burgundy.)  It is not clear how that Bedrock and Turley slipped through.  Believe me, heads will roll.;-)END HUMOR. I was going to suggest that you go to the Halcon Vineyards, Myriad Cellars and Bedrock WIne Co, websites and get on t... Read More

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  • I had a steak last night and I opened a bottle of Burgundy with it. It was an Irancy from Domaine Colinot and it was lovely. There was plenty of a raspberry and cherry style fruit and the tannins were soft and well structured.It is a subtle wine to be savoured Read More

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  • Irancy les Cailles 2009


    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex ... unusual grape introduced to Burgundy by the Romans and is a cross between pinot noir and an obscure Spanish grape called argent. Domaine Colinot is a small[ 12 hectare ] but well established family concern in this area with holdings in a number of vineyards or 'lieu-dits 'The 'Les ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • D 906 - So which bottle are you specifically talking about?  I do have an interest in Burgundy wines.  Read More

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  • Mark, thanks, it's been 35 years with the same company for me, looking at ... from Russian River, Oregon, Burgundy and Paso.  The Latour was a bit out classed, the Elk Cove was my favorite but the Merry Edwards and the Adelaida were not far behind. The CA pinots were more dark fruit, ripe black cherry and plum whereas the OR was a bit more red... Read More

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  • Domaine Gachot-Monot Cote de Nuits-Villages 2012


    Cooked black berries and cherries with leather and forest floor. Some oak but well balanced tannins and acid. Very approachable now, could be cellared for 7 to 10 years. I will revisit this wine in 2017 to revise the collaring dates. Read More

    Wine review by ivine

  • We can't buy much because we filled up the 20 case wine storage locker ... ... Friday at 10 a.m.  Big burgundy importer, so you have to grab what you can.  I nailed down a Pousse d'Or Volnay En Caillerets 1er (a fave of GdP, I think), a Raphet 1er Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques, and, for WineBuddy#1, a Remoissenet Chassagne-Montrachet, a... Read More

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  • This topic is helping me learn more about Chardonnay.  I used to love the ... but after tasting several in Burgundy earlier this year I've come to better appreciate the un-oaked variety.  When it comes down to it, the Chardonnay varietal is my favorite white grap Read More

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