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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

  • 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...

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Duncan - I should probably decant the remaining wine in my Grande Vin ... did ... did enjoy several bottles in Burgundy when we toured there in 2015 on a Viking River Cruise.  It was fun to find wines in town and then bring them on-board to be opened (no corkage fee) and shared with other guests.  My web site documents that trip down the Rhone... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What are you serving for...

  • Really Big Al ;- I have had and enjoyed two wines from Chateau Tayac in Margaux ... ... was the better bottle of Burgundy.The two white wine drinkers had an Australian chardonnay/pinot grigio blend frm Hardys that somebody else provid Read More

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  • Kirkland Signature Chablis Premier Cru 2015


    Very nice. I will pick up more if still availible. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Gina, welcome to the Snooth wine forum.  Can I recommend you select a ... to the Pinot Noir found in Burgundy, Franc Read More

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  • Henri Larue Pouilly-Loche 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £10.APouilly-Loche ... Cotes Maconnais in southern Burgundy.It is located next to Pouilly-Fuisse and Pouilly-Vinzelles about 2 miles south-west of the town of Macon.I have not been able to discover much about Henri Larue although the label says'bottled by Emb 71583 pour Henri Larue - Be... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Simonnet Febvre Bourgogne Chitry 2014


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Maison Ambroise Cote de Nuits Villages 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine for £20 from a wine shop in London's Hampstead ... north of the Cotes D'Or in Burgundy between the town of Dijon and the village of Nuits Saint George but in 1964 the Cotes de Nuiits Villages appellation was created for red and white wines from 5 of those communes.Maison Ambroise is a family estate with a history g... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Reserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015


    Binny's 11/17. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • But then again 2012 and 2014 are hardly all that much 'older vintage's ... PG--ever had any aged white Burgundy, Mosel or Rhein riesling, Champage blanc de blancs, Loire chenin blanc, various from the Jura, Sauternes or Tokaji or Madeira, etc., etc. Al??), even if these bottles are of cheap swill served from spigots to fill empty gallon jugs b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Dollar Tree in Orangevale, CA... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • A mixed listing from several regions:Domaine Joblot from BurgundyBertheau’s Bourgogne rougeTWR from Kiwiland…http://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1297186Donkey & Goat’s Helluva VineyardVincent Wine Company in WillametteCameron (as mentioned in the post above)Cristom Mt JeffersonDown towards Santa Cruz:  http://portolavineyards.com/our-win...   Read More

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

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