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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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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 ...

  • Domaine Parent

    Domaine PARENT based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • 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...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Lapierre Morgon 2007


    Marcel Lapierre is perhaps the 'big' star of the Morgon region, certainly the maker of some of the appellations most interesting wines. He has a great reverence for the terroir, that he faithfully expreseses with natural, traditional winemaking. Minimal sulphur, fining and filtration is the norm here - the wines are complex, but express the s... Read More

    Wine review by TBelford

  • Morgon 'Corcelettes' 2005


    Les Corcelettes is one of the terroirs of the Morgon AOC - Morgon makes ... ... ... vintage, Popel who love burgundy, haven't learnt to love beaujolais, or just want to discover a fantastic regions dinstinctive wines could do no worse than to pull the cork of a Corcelett Read More

    Wine review by TBelford

  • Chiroubles Domaine Bulliat 2007


    Chiroubles at it's best produces textural, feminine and sensual wines, but can often turn out thin, green numbers, hard with stalky tannins. Domaine Bulliat renders the terroir in it's most classic and appealing manner. Gently aromatic, with a mouthfeel that gives you goosebumps. It's a wine of the heart, it speaks the language of love - in s... Read More

    Wine review by TBelford

  • Domaine Bulliat-Morgon 2005


    This is a cracking bottle - I've worked there, and can personally testify to the quality of this domaine, their vineyards and their wines. The vines are worked in a very sympathetic manner, the wines made gently. No price is too much for a wine with this much spirit and expression. 7/5 Read More

    Wine review by TBelford

  • Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2002


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    Wine review by Michael at MAX

  • Domaine Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir 2002


    DOMAINE BILLAUD-SIMON CHABLIS GRAND CRUVAUDESIR 2002Opened THUR 21/05/09 On nose hints of green melon In the mouth, ripe round fruit with loads of lemon, a robust full-bodied wine that is drying on the finish with a length that goes on forever. This is a drinking pleasure, I would LOVE to say there are flavors of white stone and exotic spice, NO... Read More

    Wine review by Michael at MAX

  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007


    Light but very fruity with Strwaberry, more so than the average Beaujolais. For the price paid this is good value. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Maison Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse 2006


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    Wine review by stonerow

  • Laboure Roi Pouilly-Fuisse 2006


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  • Louis Jadot Chardonnay Meursault-Blagny Premier Cru 2007


    Another great summer white! Mellow, well-balanced with a semi-rich finish. Makes mouths happy! Read More

    Wine review by KeLuke

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