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

  • 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

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

    We have kept the Peugeot motorcycle which Michel Picard used to travel throughout Burgundy when h...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Antonin Rodet

    ANTONIN RODET proposes wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • I have been talking with some fellow wino's about an upcoming tasting on ... open a nice bottle of white burgundy, a 2010 Ponsot Morey St. Denis 1er Blanc Clos des Mont Luisants. Luckily, he was over in a few minutes, and with an unexpected (well, not really considering the source) surprise in the form of a 1982 Vosne Romanee 1er Chaumes. It p... Read More

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  • If I had a Twitter account, I'd probably remind all my friends to drink ... Bredif Chinon, or maybe a burgundy. If I wasn't working, I'd have salade nicoise and rose for lunch.&nbs Read More

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  • Yes, I do have a mind to buy more back vintages of things, though there is also ... ... 2013 certain villages in Burgundy really jumped out at me for the first time like Chambolle Musigny and St. Aubin. I suppose there is something about finding wines on release that you really like, then buying up some quantity and revisiting over time. Also d... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lets see your AWESOME wine...


  • Interestingly enough, was an offer from our friend Ian Cauble that falls right ... who usually don’t like Burgundy or Italian wine will abruptly change their tune. Today’s bottle is such a wine, and we have reserved all that remains on the West Coast.Please note: This wine is en route from the importer and will not be shipping until late next ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy's other Grapes by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Understand that very well. Most of my cellar is probably 2010-2013 Burgundy, and Piedmont.I'll be drinking very well from around 2025 - 2040 I'd expect. For the most part, just have to keep my hands off for the next 10 years or so. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lets see your AWESOME wine...


  • Mongeard Mugneret Echezeaux Grand Cru Burgundy 2008

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Dominique Laurent Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12.50 from Roberson Wines in West London ... a simple basic village level Burgundy from a family run concern.I started it last night with my steak supper and I did enjoy it. It is quite pale in colour but there is plenty of a raspberry and redcurrant style fruit there with a hint of vanilla.The tannins are sof... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Just read that Burgundy prices will rise about 50% for the powerhouse 2015 vintage...with some of the smaller domaines doubling in price as they factor in the big losses coming in the 2016 vintage. Having half expected this, and already focusing on Northern Italy, im not too hard hit with the news, but it's still disappointing. I'll be buying ve... Read More

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  • Among the sparklers, Jacquesson's GVS beat out the Schramsberg BdN, though ... ... and thus big for a Burgundy white--though a small fraction of what that would mean in CA, and more sophisticated than most anything CA (though I have some catching up to do there and in OR, one of these days). Oak on the nose and palate but well within reason. ... Read More

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


  • Bourgogne Blanc la Jumalie Darnat 2013

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    young wine with strong pineapple flavors and minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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