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 »

Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

  • 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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Clos Vougeot Louis Jadot 2005

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    Wine review by drsint


  • Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre 2005

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    Wine review by drsint


  • Château Smith Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2005

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    Superb. A drinking wine, not a tasting wine. Elegant acidity follows creamy melon and blossom character. Good viscosity and layers of depth. The future of this wine will be honied and toffee. Quite different from the pungency, intensity and razor sharp acidity of Larkmead's Sauvignon Blanc that it was tasted against. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • I really don't know how to pick a burgundy,,, such a shame :(I always want to try a good - decent burgundy, but I just don't know how to pick one.Any suggestions on which one to try? Anything under $20-30?? I really appreciate your advise!! Read More

    Forum post in the topic (good) Red Burgundy for under...


  • Beaujolais Jadot 2007

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    This is becoming one of my favorite wines. It has a very fresh pleasing taste that makes you want to swirl it around your tongue to treat all your taste-buds. I try new wines all the time but I keep coming back to this one. Read More

    Wine review by powa2004


  • Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Grivot Borgogna-Cotes de Nuits Vino Rosso Francese 2000

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    Bright and clear, medium - colour intencity, garnet with brownish watery rim, tears. Nose: clean, med. + intensity, developing, black fruits, cherries, confectionary, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper. Palate: dry, med. acidity, med. body, med. alcohol, med. acidity, med. tannins, black fruits, leather, oak, tobacco, med. - finish. Wine seems unbalanced... Read More

    Wine review by Alvina


  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007

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    Georges Duboeuf Moulin-A-Vent Domaine des Rosiers 2007 is THE best Beaujolais I've ever tried. I tried many Moulin-a-vent from different vintages as well as other cru beaujolais such as Morgon, Fleurie and Brouilly, but hands on this is the best. Gamay doesn't get much better than this I don't think. Read More

    Wine review by wineluv


  • The other day I had the honor of interviewing Georgia Tsouti, who represents ... ... Gros of Vosne-Romanee, Burgundy. We sat down and talked about the 2006 vintage for a few minutes and then I had the pleasure of tasting the '06 wines. I've worked with Georgia in the past so this was a great opportunity to catch up.AL: Thanks for spending the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Snooth interviews Georgia...


  • Joseph Drouhin Savigny-Lès-Beaune 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Olivier


  • Louis Latour Château de Blagny Meursault Premiere Cru Blagny 2004

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    buttery hazelnut nose, citrus notesWine spectator: apple, honey suckle and mineral I paired it with flounder en papillote- delicious! Read More

    Wine review by moodymalbec


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