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...

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • 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...

  • Cordier

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

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006


    Light and leathery with a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. Medium bodied with silky tannins. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9

  • Joseph Drouhin Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc Laforet 2006


    Great juice for the price. Nice minerality, good acidity and finish. Read More

    Wine review by chefvangarde

  • Domaine Parent Volnay Premiere Cru Premiere Cru Clos des Chenes 2005


    I had this Volnay with triple chocolate cheesecake for dessert at a wine tasting and it was phenomenal! It has a fragrant bouquet that will get better and better with age. And like any true Volnay, its ample fruit flavors are marked by finesse rather than power. Youll notice an elegant finish and tremendous balance. Read More

    Wine review by 107397jandtwines 107397 jandtwines

  • Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006


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    Wine review by Kirstie2787

  • Listen to me bitch about having to drink delicious RRV pinot and Chard or Dry ... ... Alsace, German whites, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rioja's, super tuscans etc.Again, I am looking for high quality in the 20 -50 dollar range, can this be done, I am sure the wines are out there I just don't know where to find them. Any advice would be appreciate Read More

    Forum post in the topic Where to find moderately...

  • Jadot Burgundy Jadot Savigny les Beaune les Vergelesse Bl 07 White 2007


    Nose of citrus fruits, lime and mineral touch. The taste was slightly sweet at the beginning with a surprisingly little sour aftertaste of citrus and melon. I could not really taste the heavy oak. Read More

    Wine review by Nicolaus Bauer

  • Diochon Moulin a Vent Beaujolais France 2006


    I pared this up with shrimp and asparagus. The shrimp had a mild garlic sauce while the asparagus was drizzled with EVO, sesame seeds and pepper. The wine balanced well and neither over powered one another. Plum, cranberries and cherries were most obvious on the nose and I did pick up subtle hints of oak. The wine is slightly dry with a fruity p... Read More

    Wine review by Green Pea

  • Cave de Lugny Chardonnay Mâcon-Lugny les Charmes 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by menatesto

  • There's a lot of discussion of destemming practices in Burgundy and the Rhone, and debate about the general shift away from including stems. What has the practice been in Piedmont? I don't ever recall anyone discussing it.Given nebbiolo's high tannins, I can see the argument for leaving them out. But I assume that they were traditionally inclu... Read More

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  • Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Laforet 2007


    If you like the classic style of dry, fruity and elegant chardonnay than this is a chill and go wine. I like the screw cap. If you can find it for $8 get a case and drink away! Read More

    Wine review by chefvangarde

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