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 »

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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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Labouré-Roi

    The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georg...

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

  • 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 Louis Max

    Maison Louis Max is in the happy position of possessing a vineyard of more than 130 hectares :Ala...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Clotilde Davenne Chablis 2007

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    On the nose are pears and floral scents, the palate retains the floral aspects, and it has a slightly bitter finish. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


  • Picq Chablis 2007

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    This chablis had a clean, buttery, and light taste with a slight end of slate. One member of the group did not like it, but the rest of us thought it was good. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


  • William Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux 2007

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    My group found this wine buttery on the palate, cut with a fresh, lemony end. It's a good summer white- refreshing, with a slight linger on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


  • Vignerons de Buxy Chardonnay 2007

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    The bottle design suggests a completely unspectacular wine and its not far off. Pale straw in colour but quite sharp in acidity although bold melon and apple flavours come through. Not one I will be coming back to. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Bouchard Gevrey Chambertin 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ravin


  • Chablis Ler Cru Montmains William Fèvre 2006

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    Anyone who thinks they don't like chardonnay should give this a shot-- lots of ... fruit flavors, nice white burgund Read More

    Wine review by Lara at Oriel


  • Youve heard it before Im sure. Anything but Chardonnay, and I mean anything, ... ... came to fame in Frances Burgundy region, a place fart less sunny, warm and hospitable than much of California.The wines that put California Chardonnay on the map came from places like the Sonoma Hills and Santa Cruz Mountains. Places that had growing conditi... Read More

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  • Clos de Langres Monopole Monopole Domaine d'Ardhuy Frankrike Cote de Nuits-Villages Roda Viner Pinot Noir 2005

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    At first, it smells little bit of spice, floral and red berry then evolves black berry.On the palate, red berry then black berry especially black cherry and little bit of oak.Value for money wine!!want to buy some more.This is good Pinor Noir for the people who likes Cabernet Sauvignon. It starts like Pinot Noir but ends like C/S. Read More

    Wine review by suziewang


  • Saint-Amour Aoc 2005

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    This is one of my favorite bargain wines for weeknight dinners at home. It is Very light, think picnics and children frolicking. There is no hint of tannins. This is fruity happy wine for the masses. Read More

    Wine review by going nowhere


  • Louis Latour Charmes Chambertin France Burgundy Cote de Nuits Table Wine 2005

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    The nose has scents of damp berries and a hint of alcohol. Darker in appearance than other Pinots. Well balanced. Dark cherry and blackberry flavors with a little licorice. The finish is crisp and lingers for a few minutes. A vry enjoyable wine. Read More

    Wine review by jkagel


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