Burgundy Wine

Bourgogne is perhaps the most complex and intimidating of French wine regions. 
It enjoys an exceptional geographical location, but it has plenty of other things going for it. Perfect weather for growing grapes, rich soils, renowned varietals and its remarkable Climats all combine to produce its 84 appellations that are recognized around the world. Not forgetting the expertise of its winegrowers, who hand down their know-how from generation to generation, whilst remaining up-to-speed with all the latest developments
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 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 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Négrette

  • 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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Vincent Girardin

    The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girard...

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Remoissenet Père et Fils

    This family business was established in a 14th century building in Beaune in 1877. They own a t...

  • Domaine Louis Max

    Maison Louis Max is in the happy position of possessing a vineyard of more than 130 hectares :Ala...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • What looks to be an excellent value. And Al, something you might benefit from ... ... Chablis100-year-old(ish) Burgundy vines, 2015 vintage, yet under $50!Simple and Simply Delicious100-year-old vines, limestone soils, yet under $40!Scarpa Library release: Piedmont that's ready to drink Patrick Piuze: Delicious Terroir on a BudgetOur old colle... Read More

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  • Pierre Boisson Auxey Duresses Premier Cru Red 2014


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  • Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Vinzelles 2011


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  • Le Fouleur Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2011


    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from www.cadmanfinewines.co.uk.It is from the general Burgundy appellation made by the small but well established family concern of Dufouleur Freres using grapes sourced from five seperate parcels I started my bottle last night with my steak supper.There is plenty of a strawberry,raspberry and cranberry style... Read More

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  • Big Al-  From the cookie party, do you remember the La FInca malbec? It is ... it yet.Sandra got the 2011 Burgundy and you took another Manny?Happy New Year!B Read More

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  • I again find myself in Switzerland/France. Did you hear they passed a new law ... thinking of another blitz to Burgundy. Been drinking a lot of the local Pinot Noir in some great restaurants. I believe I mentioned the La Rose Noire before. Truly outstanding with gigot  d’agneau.And I always go back to the Rhône wines. This one was a big one fo... Read More

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  • BLM -  I did not try the La Finca Malbec.  I believe I did try the ... chose wisely with that 2011 Burgundy and I did have a taste - excellent.  I tend not to mix wines and cocktails though, so I stayed with the Manhattan.  We shared that scotch afterwards, so she was going back and fort Read More

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  • Domaine Pavelot Aloxe-Corton 2013


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  • Duncan- I hear you about the burgundy, it is the classic match with the subtle flavors of wild game.Dmcker- This was a xmas day party on a cold day so I made a stew using prime cuts of HQ steak and served with homemade sourdough. MA is shotgun only with both buckshot and slugs allowed. It was an 8 and weighed about 180 lbs; our deer tend not to ... Read More

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  • Venison is a beautiful meat but as it is game you would have been better to have served a Burgundy with it. My sister in Scotland served it at Christmas a few years ago as her crofter neighbour had shot one and given her some. I have also been to a lovely restaurant in the Great Glen overlooking Loch Ness that specialises in venison. Read More

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