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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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...

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • 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...

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 Parent

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

    The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Lapierre Morgon 2007

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    A good winemaker will always make great wines in great years, but will make decent, good wines in a terrible year...2007 was no 2005...heavy rains in September led to water charged grapes. Wines are consequently thin, light and short in finish, perhaps herbaceous...Again, the wine drink well now, slightly chilled, with cold pork cuts. For Lapier... Read More

    Wine review by Makkikata


  • Jean Tardy Nuits St. Georges au Bas de Combe 1989

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    Very earthy, forest floor on the palate. Still has lots of fruit-- dark raspberry and prune. Smooth texture, med-full body, imperceptible tannins. A real treat. 7/20/09 Read More

    Wine review by Lara at Oriel


  • Domaine Leroy Savigny-Lès-Beaune Aux Serpentières Premiere Cru 1978

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    Opened this on a bit of a celebration. Got it reasonably form the cellar of a ... the flavor or a nice strong burgundy, with some stringency. It was nice. Certainly not the younger, sweeter pinot, but for something 31 years old, it still had it's characte Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Faiveley Joseph Bourgogne Joseph Faiveley 2004

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    Rich, supple and ever changing notes and flavors. Faiveley burgundies never disappoint and this one is a great pinot for about $17. Check it out if you can find it. Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Clotilde Davenne Petit Chablis 2008

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    crisp, with ripe, red apples, along with tart strawberries and cream. Good length. I was surprised to see this in a screw cap. Read More

    Wine review by edub


  • Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon Mâcon 2007

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    pale yellow chardonnay. mainly acid is the center piece w/ oak and lemon flavor. Read More

    Wine review by akirams


  • Domaine Talmard Mâcon-Chardonnay 2008

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    pale lemon color; unexpectedly funky nose gives way to a bright nose of lemon, pear, green apple and a touch of oak; medium bodied, well balanced with lots of minerals on the palate and a nice finish -- my go-to, cheap-but-you'd-never-know-it white at whole foods ($11.99) Read More

    Wine review by ChrisCaughman


  • Wines, much like people, tend to be lumped together in broad categories based ... ... the Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy. These Saint Bris, as the wines are known, come from vineyards that share chalky soils similar to, as well as virtually adjacent to the famed vineyards of Chablis . Here the wines tend to be remarkably linear and crisp with ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The many faces of Sauvignon...


  • Domaine David Clark Bourgogne Passetoutgrains 2005

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    This lovely Burgundian wine is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Gamay. It ... in the heart of Burgundy's famous Côte de Nuits. He has managed to make some wonderful new styled Burgundian wines that are a joy to experience for all wine lovers at an affordable price point Read More

    Wine review by WineJourney


  • Chateau Clos de Vaulicheres Bourgogne Epineuil 2006

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    Light and fruity. Had to decant because of sediment, but it was worth the trouble. Very nice with cedar-plank grilled salmon! Read More

    Wine review by PNO4TE


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