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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

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

  • Antonin Rodet

    ANTONIN RODET proposes wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion...

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Cordier

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Beaujolais Jadot 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by TysonZ

  • Today my sweetie and I went to taste wines at two wine shops in Northern ... ... and a relatively expensive Burgundy red (recommended by the store owner).After a bit of Dim Sum further south in Falls Church, VA, we did a short drive to another wine shop called Arrowine (in Arlington, VA).  This place carries many of the wines that are written ... Read More

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  • I have just finished a lovely bottle of pinot noir but it was not from Burgundy but from Corsica of all places and I did not have to pay a Burgundy price It was a Domaine du Mont Saint Jean from the Uval Les Vignerons Corsicans co-operative There was plenty of fruit and it was well structured and it could easily have been a Burgundy. Read More

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  • Thanks for tying that history together RF.  Look what I picked up today at ... and my prize selection, a Burgundy.  I can't wait for that upcoming Viking River Cruise through the Burgundy regio Read More

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  • Worth exploring Fox, at least just for kicks from what I hear. Lots of good ... ... worry D, there will be a Burgundy side board, another gent who's keen on it plans to bring an H Lignier Clos de la Roche ('97), though I wish he'd bring a 91, 93, or 99. The common thread for all of us though is a love of Tokaj Read More

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  • I've had some nice cheap PN from NZ, but nothing that stood out.  If ... ... not drinking PN for the Burgundy snob effect, then RRV, Carneros and SLH might as well be my reference points, with a does of Oregon as well.  I haven't brought myself to learn the terroir of NZ, especially since I'm not running out to drink more of their SB.&nbs Read More

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  • Just let the bottles rest for awhile. Then there's no need for that excuse ... long as you defer it a bit.Burgundy's aren't the only ones that need excuses, that's for sure. Sadly something like 8 out of the last 10 bottles I've had needed some, including one you missed which was that they forgot to fire the winemaker...  ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic What are your thoughts on... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Domaine du Gueret Beaujolais 2013


    just a bit tart, yet still, a very fine gamay whether poured chilled or cool. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • DM, as fate would have it, I am actually midway through a PN at this very ... ... the next few weeks.But with Burgundy, you're in a very special place mentally. You need to get your excuse ready beforehand. It's good to have a back up as well, so it really sounds like you know what you're talking about. Then, at the appropriate moment, just as... Read More

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  • I don't know what the science would be. I generally don't open a wine ... is that the OP try it with Burgundy. If the wine doesn't show as some spectacular, blow-your-hair-back event, he'll have a great excuse. Which is so important when it comes to that regio Read More

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