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

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • Mâconnais

      The Maconnais is the southernmost part of Burgundy, if you don’t count Beaujolais. It is b...

Popular Wineries in Burgundy View all

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Cordier

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

  • 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...

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Burgundy on Snooth

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  • Antonin Rodet Gamay-Pinot Noir Blend Beaujolais Nouveau 2006


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    Wine review by gsomething

  • Dom Michel Juillot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2006


    Surprisingly oaky nose to start. Medium acidity, some minerality. Apples and ... - very surprising to see a Burgundy with this much oak. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Jean-Charles de Salinières Bourgogne Aligoté 2005


    Straw in colour, with a delicate floral, piney nose, this is acidic, resinous, rustic and slightly austere. Zippy, spicy acidity makes it an excellent food wine; the white-flower flavours are elegant but were resilient enough to partner wild mushroom and gruyere agnolotti with sorrel. Another couple of years might soften the haughtiness. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Arnoux R Vosne Romanee les Chaumes Rouge 2001


    This just exudes class and style. Beautiful strawberry and raspberry to start before a slight spice kick towards a silky smooth finish. Very dry but the tannins are not severe, one of the first reds I've had where my lips are not stained. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Louis Latour Pinot Noir Monthélie 2006


    Has a good fruit forward note and taste but is flat and tasteless at the end. Read More

    Wine review by beactive

  • Pinot Evil Cellars Bourgogne 2005


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    Wine review by NancyKA

  • Jean-Claude Belland Corton-Grèves 1996


    No written review

    Wine review by hjaeger

  • Jean-Marc Millot Echezeaux 1996


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    Wine review by hjaeger

  • Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2008


    2nd Beaujolais Nouveau I have had this year. Distinct tropical fruit smell on the nose and a dark purple color. Light bodied wine with a dominant banana taste and not much finish. Not as good as the Georges Duboeuf Nouveau but still very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

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