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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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

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

    In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia a...

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay En Caillerets 2002

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    Wine review by haonusa


  • Moillard Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2008

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    My second Nouveau this year, served slightly chilled. A maroonish purple color. When I opened the bottle I could immediately smell the wine. The nose is an explosion of banana and tropical fruit scents. In the mouth the taste is very similar to the nose with maybe an addition of raspberry too, though banana and tropical flavors still predomi... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Vogue Musigny V.V 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by pinothound 97


  • Fevre William Chablis Vaudesir 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by pinothound 97


  • Domaine de la Folie Rully Clos de Bellecroix 2005

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    Wine review by Cwing


  • Jacques Charlet Viré-Clessé 2007

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    It is indeed gold in colour with green hints -- also seems to have a quite oily, not quite crystal clear look in the glass. Big, seductive chardonnay nose of green apple, citrus, pine resin, peaches lurking underneath, and at the bottom a fullness of asparagus and grassy, earthy notes. Much more bracing and challenging on the palate than, say, a... Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray


  • Saint-Amour Aoc 2005

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    O k. SO I decide to jump in and try some of the wine available in my area. I tried subject wine and was pleased! I am by no means versed in the way to describe a wine, but I will try, so bear with me. I uncorked and let it breath in the glass for about 10-15 minutes. The aroma was very fruity with an equal amount of flowers. Tasting it I found i... Read More

    Wine review by Noddy


  • Morey Passetemps Rge 2006

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    Wine review by fthead9


  • Beaujolais Nouveau Antonin Rodet 2008

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    haaaa... a Beaujolais Nouveau you can have some pleasure with!nice red berries aromas, some peach and bananaintense and smoothI rank it 3 but on a Beaujolais Nouveau only rank it would be 5! Read More

    Wine review by Olivier


  • Labouré-Roi Beaujolais Nouveau 2008

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    bitter, no intense fresh fruit flavorsreally no pleasure, even keeping mind it's a Beaujolais Nouveau Read More

    Wine review by Olivier


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