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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Burgundy View all

  • Charles de Valliere

    Famous domain "Charles de Valliere" based in Pommard, Burgundy. Family owned and runned busi...

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Vincent Girardin

    Styled by Vincent Girardin, his white wines display their quality in finesse, their aromatic pure...

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Laboure-Roi Chablis le Beaunois 2003

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    Beautifully smooth and subtle flavours of apple, melon and peach. Pours a nice golden colour. Previously Chablis I have had in the past have led me to think its all a bit overated but this one has convinced me its not and to try more. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Michel Noellat Bourgone Pinot Noir 2006

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    Wine review by monikamcd


  • Wine Trivia1)Put these bottles in the correct order from smallest to ... Gregs ... Gregs CellarB.Large format Burgundy from Gregs CellarC.Large format California Cabernet from Gregs CellarD.Crazy dessert wine from Gregs cell Read More

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  • I've never been to this place but for something like this: maybe. Looks ... ... wines by not one, but two of Burgundys winemaking legends: Nicolas Potel & Jean Soubeyrand of Olivier Leflaive!!!For the first time ever, these two greats will be under one roofours!!!! Its true they will be conducting a walkaround tasting of their wines, sharing... Read More

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  • Jean-Marc Bouley Pommard 2002

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    Well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by JamesR


  • Roland Lavantureux Chablis 2006

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    Introduced to me via a local cheesemonger's tasting event, this Chablis sings "terroir". Light nose, mineral essence, undertones of persimmon, and a smooth, consistent mouth feel enable this to be the *perfect* oyster wine. Aim for simple with your oyster preparation, by the way. Raw or roasted are best, avoid all the crazy toppings or other ... Read More

    Wine review by KMango


  • Domaine Harmand Geoffroy Gevrey Chambertin En Jouise 2005

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    Easy to drink Pinot, that is in the middle price range. Fruity but still minerally. Even though the wine was young you have an earthy and aged aftertaste.I absolutely enjoyed this bottle of wine! Read More

    Wine review by Nicolaus Bauer


  • Fleurie Aoc 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by pearlyfur1


  • Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils 2006

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    Wine review by Jenfoye


  • Louis Latour Pinot Noir Monthélie 2006

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    Wine review by Avuera


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