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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • 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...

  • Louis Latour

    The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Do...

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Vincent Girardin

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

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  • Cave de Lugny Chardonnay Mâcon-Lugny les Charmes 2007


    I like the French chardonnay approach. Higher acidity, higher minerality with a soft finish. We had it with pork chops and it balanced nicely. Could also just as easily imagine drinking it by the sea with some fresh oysters. Actually, i think that would be the perfect sidekick for this wine... It does remind me of a Chablis, although you can tas... Read More

    Wine review by KeLuke

  • Regnard Grand Regnard Chablis 2006


    I am not a white wine drinker by nature. However, I was at a tasting recently where this Chablis was presented. I'll look for this one for sure. Read More

    Wine review by mcatlin

  • Domaine Valette Mâcon-Chaintré Vieilles Vignes 2006


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    Wine review by T0PHUX

  • Beaujolais Jadot 2007


    After reading about Beaujolais I tried this vintage on a hot summer night. I did not chill it (like I should and will next time), but I did find this wine very refreshing with some real backbone too. I will be keeping a few bottles on hand for the rest of the summer months. Read More

    Wine review by vino83

  • Volnay Cru les Pitures 2002


    I was expecting more... Read More

    Wine review by Olivier

  • Louis Latour Pinot Noir Monthélie 2006


    I found this wine to be a velvety compliment to the sesame seed incrusted tuna I enjoyed it with. It's not a bold wine and it's finish was a tad light at the end but the compliment to the meal was excellent. Very nice nose, looked great in the glass. A wonderful buy for "regular" drinking at around $15 a btl. Read More

    Wine review by Cabinetman

  • Desvignes Morgon 2006


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    Wine review by happyrobot

  • Domaine Vincent Girardin Maranges Premiere Cru Fussiere 1999


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    Wine review by davidtsr

  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007


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    Wine review by drsint

  • Explore these ten sparkling and still wines, perfecting pairings for brunch on ... as common from the region of Burgundy as Champagne. Nonetheless, Paul Chollet Brut Rosé sparkling wine from Burgundy makes for a tasty brunch pairing, like many a brut rosé. Since its made solely of Pinot Noir, its mouthfeel is round and supple. A perfect pairin... Read More

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