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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Aligoté

    In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia a...

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

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 Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • 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...

  • Château de Pommard

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine de Chene Colombe Macon-Villages 2012

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    Fairly mediocre white burgundy. Somewhat waxy, muted lemon, ripe golden delicious apple, muted acidity and a short finish. Always looking for that great bargain priced chardonnay from France but this isn't it. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Wow, there's a lot for me to get caught up on.Czarina, do you have ... ... ... instead of California Burgundy, or Chablis or Sauterne.  (I remember Sauterne, but I don't have the faintest idea what it was. )  This was, no doubt, because of the excellent marketing job of people like the ones you mentioned.  Now, in all honesty, I do not see a ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • Yep. It would be really interesting to see some kind of notification when the ... the Rhone. And everything in Burgundy. You have some of the worst QPRs on the planet.But then you head south and you have so many great CdRs and other wines from the Rhone and Languedoc that are just wonderful. And in a completely different style, you get Cab Fra... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • "Could use decanting or a few years in bottle to come together. Serve at ... I don't even want a good Burgundy white at that temperature.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • That's why I said above *besides* much of Bordeaux and some of Burgundy.  ;-(Subsidies are obviously real, but their workings are sometimes arcane and I personally have heard all sorts of bitching and moaning about them in several parts of France. Yet some of the craftier vintners can be seen running around with smirks on their faces as if they ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • D - I think you're right about labor. In fact, one reason that so much wine in Burgundy and Bordeaux is machine-harvested is the cost of labor.But don't forget that the cheap wine is not coming from Burgundy, it's coming from the Languedoc and other areas in the south and those guys are very heavily subsidized. The lifestyle of the French farmer... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner


  • So you're not a pink sludge fan?  ;-(I'm curious that nobody's ... most of Bordeaux and some of Burgundy, whose prices have been impacted by external forces. Spain and Italy are even cheaper than France, without going even further afield to Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece and Hungary. Their infrastructural costs (esp. France's) are generally... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for a Beginner by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Domaine Chatelain Petit Chablis Blanc Bourgogne France 2013

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    Not a bad petit chablis but not anything great. Fairly simple and straight forward with a bit of lemon, a touch of flint, a bit of acidity and a short to medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • "It seems you People only drink California wines. Is it a patriotic stand ... ones.  Even more so for Burgundy vs. CA pinots. And I've yet to even hear of a truly good sangiovese or nebbiolo out of CA. However the amount of paradigm shifting that goes on in CA is probably about the greatest on this winemaking earth. That energy and creativity ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna "Costamolino" 2012

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    It's a good Vermentino, yellow color, aromas of citrus, fresh, on the palate a bit 'too much alcohol but very drinkable Read More

    Wine review by erbarone


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