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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cordier

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

    In 1973, Marcel Lapierre begins again the family business composed then by 7 hectares with the cu...

  • 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...

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007

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    Ouch - some harsh ratings given by the other tasters. I thought the wine was plain, and had a Boveril / yeasty nose, but that there were some highlights, including a very nice creamy texture. Cherry fruits that worked well with the leather tones. It was tight and had a tart finish, so a little air would help. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Domaine des Billards Barbet Beaujolais Saint-Amour 2007

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    Tight nose at first giving way to hints of cherry and toast. Leads to sweet dark berries. Full and bright. Earth & light tarry-tobacco notes toasted woody finish. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


  • Georges Trichard Chénas Domaine des Pierres 2005

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    2007 vintage - Gamy toasted notes on nose leads to sweet mixed berries, toast and black tea minerals and tannins. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007

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    Tight nose, hints of candy leads to sweet blackberries and sour cherry flavors followed by dusty earth and black tea tannins. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


  • Louis Jadot Gamay Beaujolais 1998

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    2007 vintage - Cherry & spice nose leads to burnst sour cherry flavors with Black tea minerals hints of toast, ending with soft tannins. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


  • Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Fleurie 2005

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    2007 vintage - Berry nose with hints of medicinal-cherry notes leads to black tea & spice earthiness, slight toast with berry fruit and sour cherry flavors finishing with soft tannins. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


  • Pacalet Moulin a Vent 2006

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    Hints of leather and tar over cherries on the nose leading to initial flavors of sweetness, black tea, spice, & earth that make way for berry flavors finishing with soft flannel tannins. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


  • Lapierre Morgon 2007

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    Light candy cherry nose over slight toast. In the mouth, flat & thin at first leading to herbaceous and vegetal notes, finishing with soft tannins, grows on me. Read More

    Wine review by ekw590


  • Beaujolais Chardonnay Terres Dorées Brun 2007

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    Creamy and buttery but with a lack of definition and depth on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Beaujolais Chardonnay Terres Dorées Brun 2007

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    Fat oily nose. Pleasing acidity and great mouthfeel. Offers nice minerality and a cucumber and lime character. Very nice for this price. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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