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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Amazing.2011 Domaine De'La Romanne Conti La Tache- 11 Bottles2014 Domaine ... ... allocation for these Burgundy wines & would make a HUGE impression in your personal Cellar. - Cordially -- William North Palm Beach Read More

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  • Mercurey Premier Cru la Mission Monopole Chateau de Chamirey 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • "Bordeaux, Rhone, Bolgerhi, or So. Cal"   -Bordeaux- ... ... or Cabernet-So Cal-  Burgundy Clones and Single'sI may have misunderstood what you meant Paul.Farming and wine-making? &nbs Read More

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  • Chablis Domaine des Malandes 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Echezeaux Burgundy Echezeaux 1983

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    Possible. Fingers crossed again. Albeit promised a taste this week. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Domaine Parize Pere et Fils Givry Rouge 'La Fauleraie' Vieilles Vignes 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop near London's Liverpool Street railway ... Cotes Chalonaise in southern Burgundy.There are no grand cru vineyards but 27 premier cru but my bottle is only a village level wine from the small family concern of Domaine Parize.Their 'Vieilles Vignes' cuvee is not aged in oak barrels but stainless steel tank... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Let me add my welcome to the Sommelier Group.  We need more input from ... least one passionate fan of Burgundy will be looking forward to your repor Read More

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  • Saint-Veran 'Les Charmones' 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local shop [www.boroughwines.co.uk] for ... of the Maconais region of Burgundy. Some of the communes produce reds sold under Beaujolais appellations but Saint Veran is regarded as more prestigious than Beaujolais blanc.My bottle is from the small family concern of Domaine Thomas and is made from a parcel of ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Les Capitans' Julienas 2001

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/123513. Julienas is an appellation created in 1938 for red wines from around the village of that name in the north of the Beaujolais region some 8 miles south of the town of Macon.It is one of the 'cru' Beaujolais appellations.Julienas is named after Julius Ceasa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Essence de Fruit Brouilly 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5. Brouilly is the largest [covering six communes] and most southerly of the cru Beaujolais appellations and is named after the extinct volcano of Mont Broilly on whose lower slopes the vines are planted. The smaller sister appellation of Cotes de Brouilly r... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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