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

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • 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...

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Louis Latour

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • RC - There are several 'French Family' wineries in Willamette Valley, ... to the similar climate in Burgundy, France.  We found Domaine Serene to be too expensive for shipping, as in $70 for six bottles.  We quit their wine club over a year ago, and replaced it with Domaine Drouhin (very close by).  Same high quality wines, from what I can tel... Read More

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  • Domaine Denis Race Petit Chablis 2015

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    Medium lemon aromas with pleasant white blossom floral notes and a steely, sea breeze minerality on the nose. Fruit notes of peach, melon and lemon in the mouth, with a continuation of the minerality from the nose, strong and pure with notes of wet slate blowing ahead of a peach and apple finish. Read More

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  • Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2015

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    Pleasant green apple and lemon balm aromas with a green minerality amidst fresh fruit. Warmly and richly fruited, creamy notes of lemon, green apple and grapefruit with a soft finish of slate minerality, fine refreshing acidity and warm spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Vocoret & Fils Les Forets Chablis 1er Cru 2013

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    Steely and crisp aromas of mineral driven lemon and just a hint of oak. Tangerine, lemon and grapefruit flavors on the palate with a fresh and almost effervescent palate of zesty acidity tempered by creamy oak. Delightful. Read More

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  • Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2003

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... is from the large Burgundy house of Faiveley.I started it at the weekend with my steak supper. It is fairly full-bodied for a Burgundy and there is plenty of red fruit with soft but well structured tannins. It is not particularly subtle or delicate but it went well with the steak.I would say thi... Read More

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  • Andre Goichot Monthelie Premier Cru les Duresses 2012

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  • Nice lineup Stephen.  I would have enjoyed that tasting experience.As for ... ... prefer the Oregon (as in Burgundy) blending styl Read More

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  • Domaine Auvigue Macon Solutre le Moulin du Pont 2014

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  • Domaine Tollot Beaut Chorey les Beaune 2013

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  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... wine ... range Premier Cru Burgundy.  Definitely slight more raspberry fruit than a burg but has excellent slightly savoury overtones and developed nicely in the glass, will benefit greatly with another 5 years [maybe more but not enough history to know just yet] AUD4... Read More

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