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

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • 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...

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  • Cordier

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

  • 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 Louis Max

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Michel Gros Bourgogne 2003


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    Wine review by patrickwongis

  • Well we did it. It's official, Open that Bottle Night will celebrate its tenth ... ... Pierre Morey Aligoté, Burgundy2005 Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss Perrières, Costières de Nîmes2006 Tenuta di Biserno Insolgio del Cinghiale, Toscana IGTIf you will not be able to join us for dinner in New York City please join us as we twitter away the night. O... Read More

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  • Manciat Poncet St Veran 2006


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    Wine review by devin

  • Hugues & Yves de Suremain "Les Sazenay" Premier Cru 1999


    This is an enjoyable and affordable example from a solid year in Mercurey. This Pinot opened after about a twenty minute breath. A lively ruby color and a nose of cherries with a tinge of ash. Medium bodied on the palate and composed of healthy and well-rounded (if not opulent) red fruits, the finish lingers pleasantly & gently thanks both to... Read More

    Wine review by ChipDWood

  • Laboure Roi Pouilly-Fuisse 2006


    golden yellow. Notes of lemon peel, citrus. Flavors of lemon, some oak (in my opinion not enough), caramel and creamy finish. Not bad.87pts Read More

    Wine review by jdepetrillo

  • Jadot Pul-Mont les Folatieres 2006


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    Wine review by emjoy

  • J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2000


    This wine is served as the house wine for a new restaurant on the west coast of Barbados and it is great with seafood or just simply to sip and enjoy. Flavours are not too complex but slightly fruity with a bold character. Read More

    Wine review by renbrath

  • J. Moreau & Fils Chablis 2000


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    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

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