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 »

Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

View Profile » View Top Lists »

Other Mentors

See all Mentors »

View More

Popular wines made in Burgundy under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

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...

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

Page 3 of 577

Burgundy on Snooth

  • What herbs/spices in the sausage? What sides?With his first recording would be ... ... which she liked a lot.Burgundy works fine for me, but which commune depends on the answer to my first first para's questions. Italian nebbiolo works for me, too, even north of Barolo. So would sangiovese or a Super Tuscan blend. Alternatively, a riesling Sp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • DM- you nailed it, burgundy to extend the memory flavors of the venison, sage and garlic were the primary flavors. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking...


  • Made my first ever homemade sausage (venison) celebrated end of classes for the ... sausage with a nice glass of burgundy, now listening to Glen Gould Goldberg Variations (first recording). What would you be drinking? For me the choice was obvious.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking...


  • Hard for me to consider buying much, if any Dujac since my buying spree. I ... ... ... fits right in. Plus the Burgundy group doesn't really know about them, extra coaches there. Back to pricing, Cote de Beaune red avoids the crazy pricing in general, though there are at least a few producers who fetch more than reasonable prices. d'Angervill... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • I think theyre both burgs for me this year.1982 Viard Freres Vosne Romanee 1er: ... ... instructive to me on how Burgundy can age. Runner up: 1966 Faiveley Clos de Beze.2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet - Incredibly pure Chardonnay with enough back bone to make it complete. Paired with a perfect Langostino dish, it was one of those epic wine moment Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's Your 2016 Wine of the...


  • Thanks for the warm welcome! First question: favourite producers is a muddy ... France: I'm a sucker for Burgundy on most days. If I could drink from one special plot, it would be Vosne-Romanee. On this note, I still don't get what's the big fuss about Beaujolais Nouveau.5. Georgia: Lagvinari (Winemaker is a doctor-turned-geologist-turned-wine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Aloxe-Corton Domaine Daniel Senard 1987

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £9 from the website ... on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy. There are 13 Premier Cru vineyards and the three Grand Cru vineyards of Corton, Corton-Charlemagne and Charlemagne overlap although they each have their own appellations.My bottle is only a village level wine from the small concern owned by the Senard f... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Depending on makers and vintages, C9dP aren't usually for long laydowns like good Burgundy or Northern Rhone or Bordeaux (or...). Will probably boil down to enhancing palate education vs. waiting for perfect timing at the wine's apogee. Anytime from Christmas on?  ;-) Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2016 Snooth Secret Santa -... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines Blanc de Blanc Brut Sparkling Wine Champagne

    Snoothrank:

    Lemon cream, peach and green apple fruit notes with a classic vanilla biscuit layer permeating and notes of raw bread dough. This has a soft mousse and good fresh fruit notes of lemon and grapefruit on the palate, tart acidity towards the back palate with golden berries and more apple notes finally finishing with some spice and more yeasty cream. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Debeaune Morgon Belles Grives. France Beaujolais-Villages Morgon 2014

    Snoothrank:

    PnP wine was light in weight and pretty grapey. Moderate acidity balances it followed by some very light tannins. Not impressed, will give it a day.Second day it was a totally different wine. Almost no fruit on the front with very notable acid and the tannins were much stronger. Wish I had caught it some where in the middle. Would suggest a good... Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


prev 1 2 3 4 5  ...  577 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Burgundy wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network