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 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...

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Labouré-Roi

    The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georg...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • This evening I notice that www.bidforwine.co.uk are having another consigned ... there are still some lots of Burgundy. I may stick in a couple of bi Read More

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  • Still enjoying the new TV tonight while we had Sandra's parents over for ... (80% Pinot / 20% Gamay) from Burgundy.  The Chardonnay shown below will stay in the fridge for now.  I then opened the 2014 Le Loup dans la Bergerie for comparison and they do offer a similar taste but now we're talking 80 % Grenache and 20% Syrah.  I prefer the secon... Read More

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  • Yes, the age-worthiness of Burgundy was on full display last night. Hope to find some more from '82, '78, etc.Aligote was very nice. Have also had a good one by Hubert Lignier. It's definitely Chardonnay light, but I enjoy it when taken seriously, though the grape has really suffered from neglect in Burgundy since phylloxera. There used to be pl... Read More

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  • Over on my side of the Great Pond, my favouite website recently had a consigned ... ... to obtaine 8 bottles of Burgundy and 2 of Italian at fairly reasonable prices. My purchases can be viewed here;-www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106044www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/106076 I am off to EHD this afternoon to collect these lo Read More

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  • Flatiron indeed has great Italian coverage, pretty good burgundy, German, and other Europeans.They were 1 of only 2 retailers to have the 2010 Fenocchio Riserva 90 di, but quickly sold out of it. Read More

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  • Always cracks me up when so many people who should know better think Burgundy will only last a decade, and doesn't mature over a longer period.You really enjoy Aligote, without, say, turning it into Kir? So mono-dimensional and lacking in synchronicity to me compared to chard. In my experience it never sings on its own.Sounds like a very nice im... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bastille Day 2016--Special... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Had a a couple bottles of a 1er Cru Chablis (Montmains, Closerie des Alisiers, ... ... and coffee. A bigger Burgundy white from down in the Cote d'Or might've been better (or maybe even a different varietal from the Loire), but that's what I had at hand and it was too much hassle to run to my offsite cellar. These were in the house because I'... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bastille Day 2016--Special... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • I have been talking with some fellow wino's about an upcoming tasting on ... open a nice bottle of white burgundy, a 2010 Ponsot Morey St. Denis 1er Blanc Clos des Mont Luisants. Luckily, he was over in a few minutes, and with an unexpected (well, not really considering the source) surprise in the form of a 1982 Vosne Romanee 1er Chaumes. It p... Read More

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