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 »

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

  • 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...

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • Aligoté

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

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

  • Vincent Girardin

    Styled by Vincent Girardin, his white wines display their quality in finesse, their aromatic pure...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

    We have kept the Peugeot motorcycle which Michel Picard used to travel throughout Burgundy when h...

  • 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

  • Verget Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Cote de Bouqueyreaud 1999

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    Very nicely aged - a lot of oxidation resulting in a rich caramel taste. There's a still a lot of oak, and the fruit is thinning, but plenty of green apples to go. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Pierre Morey Aligoté Bourgogne-Aligoté 2006

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    Crisp and refreshing - this aligote has a very lightly perfumed nose, and in the mouth offers delicate peaches and melon flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Armand Comte Pommard Clos des Epeneaux Premier Cru 1993

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    From magnum this was effusively perfumed with sweet baking spices, flowers and crushed juniper berries. there were deep notes of mint and black cherry fruit. This remains youthful in the mouth with a bit of unforgiving astringency but is deeply flavored and layered if a bit short. Pretty well balanced and with fine power this may just require a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lucien Boillot Volnay les Caillerets 1993

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    Slightly gamy on the nose with a slight nutty, smoky edge to the sweet herbal tinged red berry fruits. Round in the mouth with plenty of acid and nice bitter cherry fruits with a dusting of cocoa powder. This tapers off quite quickly and finishes a touch short. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Les Collines du Bourdic Er Cuvee Prestige V D P D Oc les Collines du Bourdic 2004

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    amazing value for money - might need a couple of years cellaring Read More

    Wine review by mstrigel


  • Verget Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Cote de Bouqueyreaud 1999

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    A nice maturing Chablis that still wears a bit too much oak, particularly on the finish where it is a bit caramelly but the crisp apple fruit and notes of pastry and nuts add good complexity. While the oak tends to intrude a touch the structure if fine keeping this full of verve and cleansing on the finale. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pierre Morey Aligoté Bourgogne-Aligoté 2006

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    Clean and bracing with a wonderful slinky quality built apon the acid. There is good fruit here as well with a touch of citrussy tropicallity but it is temperred by the mineral flush on the finish. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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  • Capitain-Gagnerot Echezeaux Rouge 2005

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    Wine review by RonD


  • Louis Latour Pinot Noir Monthélie 2010

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    Wine review by WillemH


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