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

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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...

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • 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...

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 Louis Max

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • 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 ...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Château de Pizay Beaujolais 2007

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    Wine review by vinoveritas1982


  • Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes 2004

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    Wine review by vinoveritas1982


  • Fleurie Aoc 2008

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    Wine review by GretzkyU2Yanks


  • Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet les Folatières Premiere Cru 2005

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    Wine review by Stinedenfine


  • Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche 1997

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    Wine review by Blackindian


  • Louis Jadot Mâcon-Lugny 2007

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    Funky nose of animal and barnyard (dirt, wool, must). In th emouth the wine has a raw meat quality that works well with the dried leaves and the cherry fruits. Nice buttery mouthfeel throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Coudert 2007

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    Very smooth and supple with bright cherry aromas. The nose doesnt offer a whole lot, but the acidity and fruit keep the wine very playful and crisp. There's a vegetal almost sulfur / egg like character thats not unpleasant, and actually adds depth. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Pacalet Moulin a Vent 2006

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    Starts out with an intricate nose of mushrooms and earth, with tobacco undertones. There's a bit of volatile acidity, but that dies down and past it the fruit flavors take hold. Plums primarily. Good solid, tannic, finish with a graham cracker pie crust flavor. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Beaujolais-Villages 'Combe Aux Jacques' L. Jadot 2006

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  • So naturally what I mean by that title is,that much, if not most, of the wine ... striking resemblance with Burgundy! On that old canard, while Beaujolais may, or may not, really resemble Burgundy one thing is for sure. For $20 one can certainly drink a whole lot better in Beaujolais!And without further ado allow me to relate what it was we di... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Beaujolais it ain't all Nouveau


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