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 »

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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Négrette

  • 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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Domaine Parent

    Domaine PARENT based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • BLM, look forward to your next report from the trenches (as in trencherman and ... works for a drinker, too) of Burgundy. Will love to hear what you find in that price range, too. Though whatever you find in local shops the prices will tend to be higher in online shops in France and other parts of Europe. Go figure. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • I am going to Burgundy tomorrow. Will drink up and report. I bet I do well under $20 let alone $30. Read More

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  • Domaine Louis Carillon Puligny Montrachet les Champs Canet 2009

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  • I can see how the white burgundy gives you both something to appreciate, Drouhin also seems like a good compromise in styles. Read More

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  • Woah there, looks like a 14' white Burgundy there Mark, good stuff I'd bet. Read More

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  • It's funny, Jon, Peggy and I don't really see eye-to-eye when it comes ... we completely agree on white Burgundy.Oh, and this one will not be seeing a lot of cellar time.  She has a plan for i Read More

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  • Well, we took Mrs. EMark to the Dr.'s office, yesterday, to have some ... ... reds for me and a nice white Burgundy for Peggy.I'm not exactly sure what we are doing for dinner, tonight, but one of those Zins may not last past the evenin Read More

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  • What looks to be an excellent value. And Al, something you might benefit from ... ... Chablis100-year-old(ish) Burgundy vines, 2015 vintage, yet under $50!Simple and Simply Delicious100-year-old vines, limestone soils, yet under $40!Scarpa Library release: Piedmont that's ready to drink Patrick Piuze: Delicious Terroir on a BudgetOur old colle... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Pierre Boisson Auxey Duresses Premier Cru Red 2014

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  • Joseph Drouhin Pouilly Vinzelles 2011

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