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.

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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

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Mâconnais

      The Maconnais is the southernmost part of Burgundy, if you don’t count Beaujolais. It is b...

Popular Wineries in Burgundy View all

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • 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

  • Last night got a little serious. Started out simply enough with just me and a ... from different earth than Burgundy, also without that excellent acidity so necessary for ageability. A couple of white blends (based on biancale, one still and the other frizzante), and one eye-opening ribolla.San Marino is miniscule, and very few of its wines ar... Read More

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  • Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2012


    Light, fruity, almost watery, slightly tart, not bitter. Read More

    Wine review by Maija987

  • Domaine William Fevre Chablis 1e Cru Vaulorent 2008


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    Wine review by gorkemk

  • Domaine Ponsot Morey St. Denis Clos des Monts Luisants Premiere Cru 1999


    Nice not extraordinary Read More

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  • J. A. Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse Sous Vergisson 2010


    This wonderful Pouilly-Fuissé by J. A. Ferret (now owned by Jadot) has a nose ... ... An excellent southern Burgundy white. 91 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Thanks for all the suggestions - and the reference for a wine to be a weekend ... ... Since we will be in the Burgundy region of France next spring, perhaps we should be trying some Pinot's or Chardonnay's from that region?  We do love the Pinot's from Oregon (Willamette Valley Read More

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  • Albert Bichot Pouilly-Fuissé 2010


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    Wine review by puhnner

  • This Pol Roger showed very well today...the best Blanc de Blancs I've had, no doubt. Medium rich, good citrus but not over-powering by any stretch, with a fine bead. Read More

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  • Thanks Zuf, well said.Definitely wishing I paid more attention to Meursault a few years before now. Other than Jadot, I'm looking to try a few Bouchards, Pierre Yves (if I can find any), Boillot, Comte Lafon, and maybe an odd Roulot or other premium producer here or there. That Latour you mention looks like great value Zuf (originally thought it... Read More

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