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.

One major aspect of Burgundy’s fascination is that it has few major grape varieties and is rarely 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

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • 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...

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • 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...

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

    Maison Louis Max is in the happy position of possessing a vineyard of more than 130 hectares :Ala...

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  • Fleurie Aoc 2008


    already 'better' than the Laboure-Roi, but not easy to drink...the best part is the bottle! Read More

    Wine review by Olivier

  • Fleurie Aoc 2008


    This was the first year I was able to participate in the excitement that is Beaujolais Nouveau. I haven't been able to go to the store to select some wines myself but I was able to try a glass of this wine at a friend's house. It was served slightly chilled. I was able to pull out sweet cherry and currant tastes from this Nouveau. I was surpris... Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Fleurie Aoc 2008


    After waiting until February of this year to try last year's Beaujolais Nouveau, this year I decided to go out on release day and pick up a bottle of Nouveau. I served this wine slightly chilled. Bright purplish red color. Definite banana and tropical fruit on the nose. In the mouth I taste some raspberry and cherry. A light, easygoing wine... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Macon Lugny les Charmes 2006


    I like and regularly buy Les Cahrmes, but I have a problem with the new screw cap. Not the concept,but simply that the widerer neck will not accomodate any of the devices that allow you to vacuum air and reseal a bottle. Read More

    Wine review by Robertwcl

  • Parigot Bourgogne Clos de la Perriere Pinot Noir Hautes Cotes de Beaune Ac 2006


    This is an excellent Burgundy/Pinot Noir for the price. It cost me 18 euros at an upscale wine shoppe, so it is certainly cheaper at better priced stores. The wine is very light, almost like a light colored ruby. It is soft on the palate, only slightly dry and fruity.. This is the best Pinot Noir/Burgundy I have had since coming to Berlin. ... Read More

    Wine review by tulaw

  • Dom Henri Delagrange Pinot 2007


    Delightfully light and brimming with elegance. Read More

    Wine review by 36856jeffmacintyre 36856 jeffmacintyre

  • Chanson Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse Ac 2006


    Delicate, but somehow managed to hold up to Kaeng Kua Curry Read More

    Wine review by ron simson

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils Nuits St. Georges Premiere Cru Haut Pruliers 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by oceank8

  • Fleurie Millesime Cave de Fleurie 2005


    Ruby-garnet colour. Medium nose of red fruit (mainly strawberry) and vanilla. Dry with low acid and tannin, light-medium bodied. A bit short. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray

  • Michel Picard Mâcon-Villages 2005


    good deal for what you payjust a little bit crispy at the beginning, then some white fruits aromasnot very long but it balances well with Thai food Read More

    Wine review by Olivier

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