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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Domaine Parent

    Domaine PARENT based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two...

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

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  • Claude Chevalier Ladoix Premiere Cru les Corvées 2005


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    Wine review by Paswol

  • Claude Chevalier Ladoix Premiere Cru les Corvées 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by Paswol

  • Chambolle-Musigny Maison Bouchard Père et Fils Côte de Nuits Vin Rouge 2005


    Maybe I was on a pinot kick tonight, but wow! This was another well rounded, ... supple and fruity pinot for Burgundy. I found the nose and the flavor both alike to be rich, berry filled with just the right touch of earth and flowers to give it depth and character. Great!-Tasted at The Hostile Grape 8/5/ Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Gevrey Chambertin Premiere Cru "Lavaut Saint Jacques" Lucien la Moine 2003


    Beautiful nose of burgundian-consistent flowers and berries. Intoxicating bouquet. Spectacular flavors of complex floral notes, just the right touch of earth and strawberries and other mixed dark berries. Awesome!-Tasted at The Hostile Grape 8/5/09 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Batard Montrachet Grand Cru Maison Pierre Morey 2005


    Nose of crisp, fresh citrus, like orange marmalade on fresh toast. On the palate it possesses rich oak and buttered toast, like that same marmalade/butter toast on the nose. Crisp and complex with a nice lingering finish. Delicious!!-Tasted at The Hostile Grape 8/5/09 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Jadot Gevrey Chambertin05 2005


    Meaty, earthy/loamy pinot, which a good burgundy tends to carry with the rich floral and strawberry flavors and aromas. A nice pinot with some ummph to it. -Tasted at The Hostile Grape 8/5/09 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Nicolas Potel Bourgogne Rouge Cuvée Gerard Potel 2006


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    Wine review by willsing4foodATX

  • Jean-Luc Dubois Savigny-Lès-Beaune les Picotins 2004


    This was my first French Wine.the color is a clear light red. The wine was very inviting however the smell does not suit it at all. at first glance you expect a nice sweet aroma, but are quickly surprised but it's almost nail polish smell as you raise your glass towards you. The taste is very light. It doesn't overwhelm you at first but the aft... Read More

    Wine review by Bhavash

  • Savigny-les-Beaune Fouquerand Hospices Beaune 2002


    The Colour of this Pinot Noir seems still too deep even after 7 years of maturing. The nose is very upfront and developed, yet attractive with overly pronounced aromas of strawberries and raspberries. On the palate, it shows a good structure with sweet and round edges. The acidity is still a little at the back as I think this wine might need ano... Read More

    Wine review by Quentin4

  • Moreau Fils J. & Chablis Domaine de Biéville 2005


    A complex nose of white fruits and subtle aromas of seaweed. On the palate, the Valmur shows all of its aristocratic style. A well built structure, with a strong character. Complex, with a mid palate of apples and pears, it develops flavors of shellfish and sea water. This is a beautiful trademark from this vineyard and this is a very good repre... Read More

    Wine review by Quentin4

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