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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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...

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2000


    No written review

    Wine review by renbrath

  • Emile Chandesais Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2006


    Good Pinot wine and good entry of Burgundy wine for beginner with reasonable price. Read More

    Wine review by show

  • Chambolle-Musigny Domaine Jean-Paul/stephane Magnien 2006


    I'm not expert of Burgundy and Chambolle-Musigny, but I could feel the elegance of this wine. However, the day opened the wine, this wine was too acid on after and difficult to keep drink although I decanted and leave the wine over 2 hours. On the 2nd day, the wine became more milder and clearly improved, but this wine is not matured and need t... Read More

    Wine review by show

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


    No written review

    Wine review by BrandonA

  • And so it goes, from the workhorse grape of Italy we know turn our attention to ... ... grapes: Pinot Noir!From Burgundy, Oregon, New Zealand, Portugal, California, Italy, Israel, you name it come great and unique renditions of this most persnickety variety. Post your impressions and lets all keep an open mind. Pinot lovers seem to be some of ... Read More

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  • Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre Premiere Cru 1998


    This has such a multi-faceted nose with precise notes of dusty rocks, fleshy fruits, pollen, leather anise and dried strawberry it is completely engaging. It's big and round in the mouth with plenty of acid and good body buffering the not inconsequential tannins. While the palate doesn't match the sheer beauty of the nose here it certainly stand... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny Amoureuses Premiere Cru 2000


    A nice nose that shows a little vanilla in a red zinger tea kind of way with a bit of coffee cream, almond, and wet rock notes adding depth. This is suave and elegant with a silky quality and just a bit of fine tannin on the finish. A very nice, if uncomplicated mid-palate of gamy red fruits is lovely and the tannins ensure this will improve for... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 1988


    Absolutely at peak with explosive aromatics of dried and preserved meats, ... ... ... edge elegance of mature Burgundy. Not overwhelming but a very nice wine absolutely at peak. I'd opt to drink this sooner rather than later to enjoy the fruit while it lasts. 2009-2013 90p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fleurie Aoc 2008


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    Wine review by jmf

  • Domaine Vincent Girardin Meursault les Narvaux 2006


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    Wine review by gotgrapes

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