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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

      Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by L...

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • 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

  • Beaujolais l'Ancienne Vielles Vignes Jean-Paul Brun 2005

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    Amazing wine. Fruity; strawberries, blueberries, and then...zing! dry finish. Not the average banana flavored Beaujolais that's so abundant. The newer bottles don't have the word "Beaujolais" on them anymore cause the appellation noink'd the title due to some kind of scandal. Too good perhaps? Read More

    Wine review by lazzarello


  • Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2004

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    An outstanding wine. One of the most sensational Chablis I have had, and I am a Chablis drinker . I had it with fresh steamed Lobster . A great pairing. A rich mellow wine with a lingering consistant taste Read More

    Wine review by darrylhl


  • Mommessin Morgon 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by taeheec


  • Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006

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    Light and leathery with a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness. Medium bodied with silky tannins. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Joseph Drouhin Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc Laforet 2006

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    Great juice for the price. Nice minerality, good acidity and finish. Read More

    Wine review by chefvangarde


  • Domaine Parent Volnay Premiere Cru Premiere Cru Clos des Chenes 2005

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    I had this Volnay with triple chocolate cheesecake for dessert at a wine tasting and it was phenomenal! It has a fragrant bouquet that will get better and better with age. And like any true Volnay, its ample fruit flavors are marked by finesse rather than power. Youll notice an elegant finish and tremendous balance. Read More

    Wine review by 107397jandtwines 107397 jandtwines


  • Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Kirstie2787


  • Listen to me bitch about having to drink delicious RRV pinot and Chard or Dry ... ... Alsace, German whites, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rioja's, super tuscans etc.Again, I am looking for high quality in the 20 -50 dollar range, can this be done, I am sure the wines are out there I just don't know where to find them. Any advice would be appreciate Read More

    Forum post in the topic Where to find moderately...


  • Jadot Burgundy Jadot Savigny les Beaune les Vergelesse Bl 07 White 2007

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    Nose of citrus fruits, lime and mineral touch. The taste was slightly sweet at the beginning with a surprisingly little sour aftertaste of citrus and melon. I could not really taste the heavy oak. Read More

    Wine review by Nicolaus Bauer


  • Diochon Moulin a Vent Beaujolais France 2006

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    I pared this up with shrimp and asparagus. The shrimp had a mild garlic sauce while the asparagus was drizzled with EVO, sesame seeds and pepper. The wine balanced well and neither over powered one another. Plum, cranberries and cherries were most obvious on the nose and I did pick up subtle hints of oak. The wine is slightly dry with a fruity p... Read More

    Wine review by Green Pea


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