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

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • 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

  • I attended the 2017 London France Show at the weekend as I do every year  ... wine including a bottle of Burgundy from the Groubier stand. I would have liked to have bought some Gaillac from the Domaine de Long-Pech stand but the lady only had wine to taste and not buy. I thought her wine rather good. One of the more interesting stands,at leas... Read More

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  • Had a somewhat similar tale about some '53s. I still had a couple of ... ... what was in our glasses was Burgundy bottled more than 61 years earlier...Was the '53 Latour at its peak yet? ;-)  Sometimes seems like that winery's bottles never get there. Last time I had a '53 was a little more than a decade ago and it was still very vital. The '5... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time to return by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Apparently it seems more than a few people may have already backed up their ... & 13 too) and 2014 white Burgundy, though I'm not so bullish on the reds from those vintages. However they are no washouts either, with plenty of exceptions I'm sure. So much is on the farming now in Burgundy, when to spray, if at all, etc.Batard Montrachet is good... Read More

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  • It was a crazy afternoon, with quite a few people in and out of the two ... ... you can find it) for white Burgundy. Still running strong with the right labels. I didn't mention the utterly massive Domaine d'Auvenay Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet ('95, '96 and 2000 vertical) on another occasion, but there weren't cases of it, and it was doled out sp... Read More

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

  • Paul et Marie Jacqueson Rully 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Here is a wonderful Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France. The winemaker is Jean-Paul Brun.I buy it in New York.It cost around $22 at the wine shop.   Of course if I have it shipped to me, that adds up!IT IS ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL! Read More

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  • DMCKER...you are a wealth of information!  Great!Since Snooth is a GLOBAL ... pounds sterling. THE SOUTH BURGUNDY WINEMAKER DID US PROUD AGAIN...Georges Brichon....Morrison's Signature Pinotage 2014 also won a prize!  Now, I never shopped Morrison's....was not good enough for me....but there we go...good supermarket wine in England is alive an... Read More

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  • Haven't posted on wine excesses in awhile so here goes. Sorry, JD, no ... ... no ... was a good year in Burgundy and Beaujolais (although '10 and '12 tend to get more recognition I like '11 and particularly '09). From it (and the '14), well above average, extremely enjoyable wine, and none of it break-the-bank stuff. &nbs Read More

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

  • ABOVE...2013 Mount Eden Estate ChardonnaySHEER ELEGANCE  ... were originally sourced from BURGUNDY, FRANCE.Here is a lovely wine!I enjoyed it....I hear that it has aging potential....just had it....One can definitely taste herbs and minerals here!Will try to write a real TASTE NOTE!!!    Bear with me Read More

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  • Agree Mark, producer/site probably trumps the vintage in 12', it didn't ... was, leaner than most white Burgundy! But still with some good fruit. I was betting the winemaker purposefully blocked some malo due to the green apple, malic acids I thought I was getting, but they (Kevin from Rhys) did respond to me saying that it went through full ma... Read More

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