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 »

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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

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • 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

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Charles de Valliere

    Famous domain "Charles de Valliere" based in Pommard, Burgundy. Family owned and runned busi...

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Aromatics very nice, however the palate is bordering on over-ripe. Without ... ... ... of the seven 2012 red burgundy I've tasted, here is my ranking.1. Dujac Morey St. Denis2. Hubert Lignier Bourgogne Rouge (maybe this should be #3, but considering the level...)3. Tortochot Chambertin 1er Champaux4. Domaine Anne Gros Bourgogne5. Perrot Minot... Read More

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  • Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2014

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    The 2014 Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau is, as usual, quite different in style from the typical (cf.Duboeuf) offering; the nose is quite dumb (mute), and on entry is more brooding and serious with dark fruit (and plum) dominant. Very smooth, but none of the tropical fruit many of you no doubt expect. Still, an easy drinking primeur with more grav... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2014

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    The 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau seems deeper, darker and less thin and acidic - the latter properties being largely responsible for the decline of Nouveau - until recently. The scent is of candied red fruit... with tropical notes such as ripe sweet banana. The entry is quick, slightly acidic with good fruit. Not bitter or tasting of stems this time... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • We made it home safe and sound with a few less dollars in our bank account but ... having been focusing more on Burgundy and Rhone styles. After this tasting, I think I’m going to be making some room in my eurocave. The Elivette is a beautifully balanced, mouth filling red blend of cab, cab franc and petit verdot. Loads of dark fruit, leather,... Read More

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  • Goisot Exogyra Virgula Sauvignon de Saint-Bris 2011

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    Wine review by vonbunau


  • Gachot-Monot Cote du Nuit 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Georges Duboeuf Julienas 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Daniel et Martine Barraud Pouilly Fuissé la Verchère 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Buisson Charles Aligote 2012

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Olivier Morin Chitry Bourgogne Blanc Constance 2011

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


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