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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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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • 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...

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • DMCKER - 1. I agree with you about cleaning with phosphates and I did it for years cleaning tactical equipment.  difference was, I'm talking with regard to time relativity here, were had strict standards and guidelines for dispersal into the waste water systems.  I can only assume those standards have tightened as the years have gone by.2. The b... Read More

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  • RICHARD - I SPENT, INCLUDING U.S. NAVY TIME, 20/21 (72-93) YEARS IN SHIPYARDS FROM SAN DIEGO TO OAKLAND AND BREMERTON .  Did a short stint in Pascagoula also.  I shot missiles - both Types in the Navy and built tactical warfare and data systems for the Navy with a Military Contractor.  Repaired radars,  weapons systems and all types of other gad... Read More

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  • A lot of it was sodium tripolyphosphate, according to this rather complete discussion. It's another form of phosphate builder in laundry soaps.  Has its own Wiki.So there's also natural buildup, still chokes rivers, but comes from the breakdown of plants that have lots of nitrogen.  And, of course, those fertilizers, which are now the #1 source ... Read More

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  • Interesting paper, Fox, which took me quickly back to that time, but it really only focuses, somewhat glancingly, on the public vs. industry conflict surrounding phosphates during the period, with plenty of value judgments from the grad student who was writing the paper. Hardly rigorous at all, and likely had little if any peer review at the tim... Read More

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  • I won't drag my father, a ceramic engineer, into the discussion too much--he has also worked with large-volume wineries and others--because we are going pretty far afield here.  I will say that the judicious use of TSP is in my toolkit.  The phosphate eutrophication issue is one I remember well, but the huge source of phosphate discharge back th... Read More

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  • Domaine Roger Luquet Macon Villages "Les Mulots" 2013

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    Nice. Citrus and pear notes with good mouth feel, high acid and smooth finish. Not particularly complex but very enjoyable. Read More

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  • The facilitator at Emark's tasting has obviously not had the pleasure of Domaine Guerrin et fils Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes 2014 which is vinified and aged in oak barrels.I had a bottle last night with my fish supper. It is a lovely chardonnay;plenty of melon and peach style fruit and a suggestion of vanilla and butter Read More

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  • Domaine Guerrin et Fils Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Nptting Hill [ ... de ... ... de Maconnais in southern Burgundy. Domaine Guerrin is a family concern in this area. Their Vieille Vignes cuvee is made from vines over 40 years old grown on plots in the Vergisson commune vinified and aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my f... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • "The phosphate eutrophication issue is one I remember well, but the huge source of phosphate discharge back then was in regular old detergents."My understanding was that TSP was *in* a lot of those detergents back in the day. Gone from them now, but still apparently in use in industrial applications for even the wine industry, as Greg lets us kn... Read More

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  • Surprised nobody's mentioned him so far so I'll throw Gravner into the discussion. He as much as anyone put clay pots/terracotta vessels/amphorae/qvevri/giare/whatever-you-want-to-call-them on the winemaking map, starting decades ago. He uses giare from Georgia, which he lines with beeswax. His whites from them that I've had are almost as tannic... Read More

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