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 Visit my blog at Brunellobob.blogspot.com

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Beaujolais-Villages 'Combe Aux Jacques' L. Jadot 2006

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    I'm torn about this wine. It was very easy to drink, and perfectly tasty, but there was certainly nothing about it that made me want to buy it again, except for perhaps safety. However, I think that safety comes with the eponymous Jadot label rather than the wine itself. I must say, though, it stood up well to barbecue. Read More

    Wine review by Hazardog51


  • Frédéric Magnien Chambolle-Musigny les Borniques Premiere Cru 2004

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    Tasted this and loved it, currently have a bottle in my cellar waiting for me. Great burgundy! Rich, full and delicious. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Collotte Marsannay Vieilles Vignes 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by citymoose


  • Georges Duboeuf Chardonnay Vin de Pays d'Oc 2004

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    Gentle aroma. Fairly tart and vinegary. Coats the mouth with alcoholic warmth as it goes down. Not much fruit or sweetness in the flavor. Fair. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • Puligny Montrachet Premiere Cru Champs Gains Domaine Joseph Belland 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by jesscharles


  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007

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    This wine has a purple hue and is fairly transparent. Not overwhelming on the nose - earth and strawberry (?) notes. Medium bodied, medium-low acidity, low alcohol (compared to the California wines I've been used to), but lots of fruit - plum, blueberry and strawberry flavors. Easy to drink wine, good for summer weather. Read More

    Wine review by Chimera23


  • I'd heard of Camel Valley Winery's reputation (award winning sparklers) since I ... yield. That's comparable to Burgundy Grand Cru, and typical vineyards harvest 6-8 tonnes per acre for table wines.Grape clusters beginning to formMy favorite wines of the day were:- Camel Valley Valley Rosé 2008, £22 ($37):"Pinot Noir and Dornfelder. Light straw... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Spotlight: Camel Valley Winery


  • Domaine Olivier Pere et Fils Santenay les Coteaux Sous la Roche Grand Vin de Bourgogne 2007

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    Though it belongs to the very promising 07' Burgundy vintage and it could certainly use some more time in the bottle, the promise began to shine through early on. Santenay has always been one of my favorite Beaune appellations, as it combines classic finesse with some exotic elements. This one does not fall too far from my impression of things... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


  • Pascal Lachaux 2004

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    Gorgeous berries, crushed violet petals, forest floor, morel mushrooms on the nose. A very restrained, balanced wine. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an affordable entry point to some nice Volnay. Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


  • Aegerter Mâcon-Fuissé 2007

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    In terms of Maconnais hierarchy, this is the step beyond a really solid ... of ... ... of overpriced, overrated Burgundy that comes into the US these days. Had to buy this one in France, so the production is limited and based out of Nuits-Saint-Georges. If I was currently looking to import anyone to represent in the US, I would certainly giv... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


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