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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Remoissenet Père et Fils

    This family business was established in a 14th century building in Beaune in 1877. They own a t...

  • 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...

  • Cordier

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Collotte Marsannay Vieilles Vignes 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by citymoose

  • Georges Duboeuf Chardonnay Vin de Pays d'Oc 2004


    Gentle aroma. Fairly tart and vinegary. Coats the mouth with alcoholic warmth as it goes down. Not much fruit or sweetness in the flavor. Fair. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream

  • Puligny Montrachet Premiere Cru Champs Gains Domaine Joseph Belland 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by jesscharles

  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007


    This wine has a purple hue and is fairly transparent. Not overwhelming on the nose - earth and strawberry (?) notes. Medium bodied, medium-low acidity, low alcohol (compared to the California wines I've been used to), but lots of fruit - plum, blueberry and strawberry flavors. Easy to drink wine, good for summer weather. Read More

    Wine review by Chimera23

  • I'd heard of Camel Valley Winery's reputation (award winning sparklers) since I ... yield. That's comparable to Burgundy Grand Cru, and typical vineyards harvest 6-8 tonnes per acre for table wines.Grape clusters beginning to formMy favorite wines of the day were:- Camel Valley Valley Rosé 2008, £22 ($37):"Pinot Noir and Dornfelder. Light straw... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Spotlight: Camel Valley Winery

  • Domaine Olivier Pere et Fils Santenay les Coteaux Sous la Roche Grand Vin de Bourgogne 2007


    Though it belongs to the very promising 07' Burgundy vintage and it could certainly use some more time in the bottle, the promise began to shine through early on. Santenay has always been one of my favorite Beaune appellations, as it combines classic finesse with some exotic elements. This one does not fall too far from my impression of things... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

  • Pascal Lachaux 2004


    Gorgeous berries, crushed violet petals, forest floor, morel mushrooms on the nose. A very restrained, balanced wine. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an affordable entry point to some nice Volnay. Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

  • Aegerter Mâcon-Fuissé 2007


    In terms of Maconnais hierarchy, this is the step beyond a really solid ... of ... ... of overpriced, overrated Burgundy that comes into the US these days. Had to buy this one in France, so the production is limited and based out of Nuits-Saint-Georges. If I was currently looking to import anyone to represent in the US, I would certainly giv... Read More

    Wine review by enotheque

  • Bourgogne Blanc les Herbeaux Domaine Caillot 2005


    A fascinating wine...almost too much so. The wine itself has a remarkably powerful aroma that is matched by its flavor. It is almost reminiscent of the garigue flavors typical to a Languedoc Red. As the name suggests, it is incredibly herbacious and woody, but not in an oaky sense. It was certainly delicious, but it was a true taste-bud killer. Read More

    Wine review by Hazardog51

  • Pierre Morey Aligoté Bourgogne-Aligoté 2004


    This is an odd one. Nose of cured meats. It almost smells like pate'. THat and wood. Hard core wood. The flavor isn't unpleasant. Crisp, there is a characteristic of some fruit. It's really hard to place with such a strong nose. I opened today 7/13/09. Perhaps this wine didn't hold up? It wasn't bad, nor great. A conundrum really. Ha... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

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