Burgundy Wine

Bourgogne is perhaps the most complex and intimidating of French wine regions. 
 
It enjoys an exceptional geographical location, but it has plenty of other things going for it. Perfect weather for growing grapes, rich soils, renowned varietals and its remarkable Climats all combine to produce its 84 appellations that are recognized around the world. Not forgetting the expertise of its winegrowers, who hand down their know-how from generation to generation, whilst remaining up-to-speed with all the latest developments
 
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 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

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Remoissenet Père et Fils

    This family business was established in a 14th century building in Beaune in 1877. They own a t...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Bussieres le Monsard 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Cool story Darren! Wish I could regularly visit the island. Had a good ... ... still haven’t been to Burgundy, Barolo, Greece, Germany, Oz, South Africa, New Zealand or Tahiti so I have my work cut out ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Well, there is a lot of wine out there and a limited capacity for, and time ... say, Bordeaux and especially Burgundy.  I have not been drinking much Italian of late, although I sampled some Barolo and Barbaresco fairly recentl Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Sounds delicious, EMark.  I just opened a Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills ... ... given the cost of comparable Burgundy (Nuits, Beaune - not Cote Chalonnaise).  I have posted a review so shall not report much more other than to say that this wine - at about 38 US is far superior to anything from France at the price point that I have had recently.So... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • Louis Latour Bourgogne Cuvée Latour Pinot Noir 2016

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    I know '16 was a tough year for many in the region, but I expected a bit better. I get more leather than licorice, a decent finish but with an awkward effervescence. Not bad, but not the quality level I'd hoped for. Read More

    Wine review by nypoet22


  • Cave des Vignerons de Buxy Montagny Premier Cru "Les Millieres" 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £17 from the website ... Cotes Chalonaise in southern Burgundy.There are no Grand Cru vineyards but 49 Premier Cru.My bottle comes from a large co-operative group.I started my bottle last night with my supper of quiche and salad.It is quite pale in colour and is a dry wine.There is some melon.peach and apple sty... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • No, not entirely negative, at any rate.  We make some very good wines - ... far superior to any generic Burgundy or leathery Chilean example...Maybe GT can somehow get that Decanter article posted to this site.  Who knows?  Cut and paste, perhaps? Cheer Read More

    Forum post in the topic Current interesting wine topics


  • Capitain-Gagnerot Chorey-les-Beaune 1993

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £16 from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk. ... the commune of that name in Burgundy. This is located about three miles north-east of the town of Beaune on the lower slopes of the Cotes de Beaune in the valley of the Saone.There are no premier or grand cru vineyards in the appellation.Capitain-Gagnerot is a sma... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hey Darren (and Greg) - we are about to sell the house in Coquitlam (probably ... ... the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone (although many other regions also make fine wine).  We probably just got a bit sidetracked.For the record, my currently small stash of wine (now, lamentably, less than 100 bottles) is about 85% French.  So I am with ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Jammy


  • I have just collected a case of Burgundy that I bought.A picture can be seen here www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/139457 I thought it good value although I have yet to drink any Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


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