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

  • 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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Vincent Girardin

    The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girard...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Simonnet-Febvre St Bris Sauvignon Blanc 2007


    crisp white flowers, and lightly smoky soil tones on the nose add to the fruity notes of dried pineapple, dried lime and Asian pear on the nose. Nice and bright in the mouth with fine balance between the acid spine and fleshy feel, lovely mouthfeel, just rich enough yet still very fresh with subtle shadings of ripe herbs, yellow berry fruit and... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Simi Burgundy 2005


    Wonderfully balanced wine, smooth and fruity with firm tannins and a nice, lingering finish. Great cabernet and my favorite in this price range! Read More

    Wine review by 00schneider

  • Charles Roux Cremant de Bougogne NV


    Light biscuit notes with good peach flavors. Solid acidity, leading to flavors of lemon shortbread. Nice off-dry finish on creamy lees and figs Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Clotilde Davenne Chablis 2007


    On the nose are pears and floral scents, the palate retains the floral aspects, and it has a slightly bitter finish. Read More

    Wine review by abeth

  • Picq Chablis 2007


    This chablis had a clean, buttery, and light taste with a slight end of slate. One member of the group did not like it, but the rest of us thought it was good. Read More

    Wine review by abeth

  • William Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux 2007


    My group found this wine buttery on the palate, cut with a fresh, lemony end. It's a good summer white- refreshing, with a slight linger on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by abeth

  • Vignerons de Buxy Chardonnay 2007


    The bottle design suggests a completely unspectacular wine and its not far off. Pale straw in colour but quite sharp in acidity although bold melon and apple flavours come through. Not one I will be coming back to. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Bouchard Gevrey Chambertin 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Ravin

  • Chablis Ler Cru Montmains William Fèvre 2006


    Anyone who thinks they don't like chardonnay should give this a shot-- lots of ... fruit flavors, nice white burgund Read More

    Wine review by Lara at Oriel

  • Youve heard it before Im sure. Anything but Chardonnay, and I mean anything, ... ... came to fame in Frances Burgundy region, a place fart less sunny, warm and hospitable than much of California.The wines that put California Chardonnay on the map came from places like the Sonoma Hills and Santa Cruz Mountains. Places that had growing conditi... Read More

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