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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Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

    The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in...

  • 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...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Joseph Drouhin Savigny les Beaune Serpentieres 2006

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    Earthy with a berry note. Great glass of wine. Read More

    Wine review by o2binak


  • I have an 02 and an 04 Clos Vougeot, Chateau de la Tour (Grand Cru). Is the 04 ready? Will the 02 get better with more time? Has anyone drunk either? Read More

    Forum post in the topic When to drink Burgundy?


  • Maurice et Corine Desrayaud Mâcon-Vergisson 2007

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    Didn't particularly enjoy this wine to drink by itself. A little unbalanced. Really needed some food to accompany it and make it more palatable. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1


  • Domaine Robert Arnoux Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots Premiere Cru 2001

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    nice bing cherry fruit, light but well structured. well made and well balanced. 88 Read More

    Wine review by philwhit


  • Laboure Roi Pouilly-Fuisse 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by pinoccio


  • Domaine des Billards Barbet Beaujolais Saint-Amour 2007

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    St. Amour combines great fruit, spice, structure from the northern border of the region. A romantic choice!This starts out reticent on the nose with an underlying natural sweetness of dried raspberry fruit and just a hint of earth and spice with a touch of grassiness. Fairly fleshy and round in the mouth with lovely depth. This is fairly powerfu... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Georges Trichard Chénas Domaine des Pierres 2007

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    Chenas is the smallest of the crus, many of the vineayards that formed the appellation are now part of the Moulin au Vent appellation.With waxy red fruits, dried apricot, blond tobacco, spicy, wild red berry fruits, a touch of tea and a hint of dried cranberry on the nose this is compelling to smell. The mouth feel is suave and smooth with lovel... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007

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    Julienas produces elegant and spicy wines from a region that gets its name from Julius Ceasar!This is dusty and mineral with a big bay leaf tone and a touch of seared beef but it lacks some liveliness. On entry this is fiercely acidic for this ripeness yet very simple with big black fruits. This finishes with some chemical notes and I can't say... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Louis Jadot Mâcon-Lugny 2007

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    Moulin a Vent produces low yielding vines and powerful wines from rocky soil in the north of BeaujolaisThis is sweet smelling with predominantly woodsy tones of white mushroom and gardenia. There's lots of fruit on the palate which is a bit sweet though an herbal edge offers a bit of relief from the onslaught of prominent black gapey fruit.This... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pierre Chermette Beaujolais 2007

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    Musty animal nose leading to a big wine with lots of tannins. Black cherry and violet notes come through, but the wine is still a little tight - give it 6 months, or decant. Dry finish with robust tannins and lingering flavors of cured meats. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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