Burgundy Wine

Bourgogne is perhaps the most complex and intimidating of French wine regions. 
It enjoys an exceptional geographical location, but it has plenty of other things going for it. Perfect weather for growing grapes, rich soils, renowned varietals and its remarkable Climats all combine to produce its 84 appellations that are recognized around the world. Not forgetting the expertise of its winegrowers, who hand down their know-how from generation to generation, whilst remaining up-to-speed with all the latest developments
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 Read more »

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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...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

    We have kept the Peugeot motorcycle which Michel Picard used to travel throughout Burgundy when h...

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Cordier

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Faiveley Joseph Bourgogne Joseph Faiveley 2004


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

  • Jean-Marc Brocard Petit Chablis 2006


    Delicious, light, touch of fruit (but not too much), summery. Read More

    Wine review by alefranc

  • Gerard Thomas Bourgogne Blanc 2007


    A bit too soon to talk about how 07' Burgundy is turning out, yes, but the promise is certainly there. Keep this one (properly) around for another few years and something great can come about. Nevertheless, this is a great time to try this sort if thing, since the prices are a point that allows drinking some now too.This is why I love 1er crus... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

  • Dupond Saint Amour Aux Anges Beaujolais 2006


    Saint Amour is one of those more rare examples of the Beaujolais Crus that we don't hear about much. The zone just about covers 300 hectares. This wine had a really soft palate, with crunchy red berries, floral hints and a touch of pepper. Very simple but sophisticated and comparable to, say, Chiroubles. Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

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