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

  • 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

  • Cordier

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

    In 1973, Marcel Lapierre begins again the family business composed then by 7 hectares with the cu...

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine Jean-Paul Brun "Les Terres Dorees" Rose d'Folie Beaujolais 2007

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    The Cotes de Brouilly are located within Brouilly, on old volcanic slopes and generally produce deep, dark fruit. This is decidely herbal and stemmy on the nose with medicinal floral tones and hints of green peppercorn and juniper. Rich and well balanced in the mouth with noticeable fruit tannin balanced by a nice acid spine. Some woodsy notes... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pierre Chermette Beaujolais 2007

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    Brouilly is the largest Cru in Beaujolais. Chermette produces natural wines and this is a beauty! A bouquet full of violets, crystallized black raspberry, rich forest soil, and aromatic candle wax leads to a gorgeous palate full of sweet fruit. This is wonderfully precise with great balance and a tense crisp, tannic note that frames the wonderf... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domaine Parent Pommard la Croix Blanche 2006

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    Strong smell but light in taste, little bitter aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by alisaglem


  • Fleurie Chateau du Chatelard Red 2007

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    Coming from gentle hills with a bit of rocky terrain this smoky, tobacco scented Beaujolais Villages is a step up from simple Beaujolais. This is a bit mineral toned on the palate with a bit of forced, extracted tannin that adds a touch of bitterness to the otherwise dried herbal, strawberry flavors. I bit too inky and blocky for my palate. 83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Thevenet Morgon 2007

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    Flowers dominate. Some berries are shining through though. Some acid on the mouth. Not too shabby. Read More

    Wine review by troyconquer


  • Château de Pizay Beaujolais 2007

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    A bit stemmy-spicy on the nose with hints of earth, roses and a marshmallow edge. Soft pure raspberry fruit and nice zesty acidity make this a nice basic Beaujolais and a light red perfect for serving with a chill this summer. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domaine Parent Pommard la Croix Blanche 2006

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    A complex fruity nose giving way to a light attack with mango chutney and strawberries on the mouth, slightly tart, and short-lived. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007

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    The usual floral. I like this more than most beaujolais wines though. Read More

    Wine review by troyconquer


  • Georges Trichard Chénas Domaine des Pierres 2007

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    Floral of course. Spring flowers! Not bad. Read More

    Wine review by troyconquer


  • Domaine des Terres Dorees Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes 2007

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    Green flowers on the nose. Very delicate and subtle floral flavors. No tannins at all. Not too impressed. Read More

    Wine review by troyconquer


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