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

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Labouré-Roi

    The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georg...

  • Vincent Girardin

    The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girard...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Château de Cîteaux Philippe Bouzereau Bourgogne Rouge 2006

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    Wine review by Andrij


  • Château de Citeaux Philippe Bouzereau Chassagne Montrachet Rouge 2006

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    Wine review by Andrij


  • Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette 2003

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    Delicate and gamey flowers. Acidic and dry with a long complex finish. It's growing on me. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Weird title right?Who pulls Beaujolais from the cellar you might ask. Well I do ... ... a passing resemblance to Burgundy of a certain age.  One of the consequences of this transformation is that the fruit become less flamboyant and more transparent allowing the minerality of the terroir to express itself.It is somewhat bazaar to think of but B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic From the Cellar - Beaujolais


  • Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette 2003

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    Very herbal, and balsamic on the nose with sweet fruity wax lips candy tones and huge notes of macerated flowers, game, earth, violette pastille and stone absolutely captivating aromatics that are sweetly fruited yet savory and earthy and complex.The entry is almost slick in its seamlessness then the structural elements help add some texture wit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Georges Duboeuf Julienas la Trinquee 2003

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    Cedary and woodsy with a touch of zinfandel like briar here, there is a lovely wild cherry jam tone but no too cooked and subtle note of graham cracker and waxy lipstick with a white pepper spice edge.Soft and sweetly fruity up front with nicely integrated acidity and some very attractive wild red cherry fruit and hints of baking spice and herb.... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • R. Dubois Pouilly-Fuissé les Vieilles Vignes 2006

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    Nice and clean and crisp - not sure why I gave it such an average mark last time. A gentle touch of oak complements the green apples and firm acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Desvignes Morgon Côte du Py 2002

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    A tight noise with a very fine tobacco tone, mineral notes, and a hint of violet all backed up with tight wild berry fruit, opens rather nicely revealing tea, mint, moss and wild berry tone with some ferrous minerality. Soft plush and full of gentle fading fruit edged in brown spice and roast fruit tone, some dried apricot up front and still ha... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domane Joseph Chamonard Morgon le Clos de Lys 1996

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    Funky, earthy, Burgundian nose, intensely smoky with notes of medicinal floral tones, tea and baked wild cherry and medicinal mineral tones, intense stuff! Soft and almost lush with plenty of acid and only a whisper of tannin supporting the dried strawberry fruit with dried Asian spiced beef notes and dried orange peel on the mid palate with a f... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domane Joseph Chamonard Morgon le Clos de Lys 1996

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    Delicate orange rind, cinnamon, plum, rice, with allspice. Very complex and forthcoming, and not overpowering in any way. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


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