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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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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Jean et Gilles Lafouge Auxey-Duresses Blanc 2005


    Good acidity, balanced green fruit flavors, some interesting pickling spice, jalepeno funky earthiness going on as well. Paired well with some proscuitto wrapped scallops I BBQ Read More

    Wine review by JoshuaChrist

  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007


    Really light and strawberry like. Fruitier than some of the other Georges Duboeuf's I have had before without being too much like a fruit juice. Perfect for summer. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Château de Chamirey Pinot Noir Mercurey 2004


    Well-defined, delicate, and balanced. Read More

    Wine review by bro brummell

  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2006


    This review is a little unfair for this wine. I saw this special cuvée along with the 2007 at my local grocery store for the phenomenal price of two for $9. Being a Beaujolais Nouveau from 2006 and trying it in 2009, this one is a little past its prime. Still noted hints of residual fruitiness and red berry. I think it would be quite a nice Nouv... Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • OK. There's a lot of hype surrounding Lopez de Heredia. "Last of the ... ... seemed very much like old Burgundy, and that quality carried over into the mouth. (Now I know why those Tempranillo boosters mean when they say the grape has an affinity with pinot.) In the mouth, it has a luscious, sweet quality yet good acidity; it's silky and yet... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lopez de Heredia Rioja mania...

  • Lots of InterestMorrell Wine AuctionsLive Internet ... and Italy. Bit of white Burgundy too at the end there that has me thinking summer. So head over if any of these sound interesting to you, and browse around. As Wall Street begins to recover, the prices for wine are at a buying point as I type.Go get something to share & imbibe, and have ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic "Lots of Interest", Morrell...

  • Maison Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse 2006


    I thought the taste was too sharp, with a bitter aftertaste. Read More

    Wine review by Jaabbaa

  • Olivier Leflaive 'En Remilly' Saint-Aubin Premier Cru 2005


    Absolutely great value for this mineral, well balanced Saint Aubin, with notes of pear on the palate. Make him meet a cod fish back with a white butter and some miitake, a very tastefull combination of flavours. Read More

    Wine review by Loozmi

  • Domaine Auvigue Mâcon-Davaye le Moulin du Pont 2005


    Simple, crispy, mineral, straight Chardonnay. Very good regarding its low price, one of my favourite "pre-lunch" wines. Discovered @ la belle Hortense in Paris, which is both a wine bar and a library. Read More

    Wine review by Loozmi

  • Chablis Vieilles Vignes Wit Frédéric Magnien 2005


    Bright golden straw color. Lemon-dipped granny smith apple nestled in a bed of almonds on the nose. Good acidity with a nice balance of crisp fruit and stony minerality on the palate. Definitely mineral driven on the finish. Decent length. Read More

    Wine review by yutskydoozle

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