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 »

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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

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Négrette

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

    In 1973, Marcel Lapierre begins again the family business composed then by 7 hectares with the cu...

  • Louis Latour

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

  • 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

  • As wines popularity continues to increase in the United States at a torrid ... ... of particular villages in Burgundy. Although there is great local variation among the former set of courses, a number of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs have developed offering something closer to the latter.Whether you want to l... Read More

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  • Domaine Dupré Haute Ronze Régnié 2007


    It's Gamay; a Cru Gamay admittedly but a wine that is never going to slap you across the chops with forcefulness or complexity. What you have is a light(ish) red vibrantly young in colour with a splash of acidity and pleasant level of tannin. http://www.spittoon.biz/a_wine_for_bacon_sandwiches.html Read More

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  • Domaine Humbert Gevrey Chambertin Poisse 2005


    delicious, solid wine. Read More

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  • Labouré-Roi Beaujolais Nouveau 2008


    Last Nouveau I will probably try from 2008. I really enjoyed this one. Deep purple color. Medium bodied with hints of tropical fruit (banana) and red berry, possibly strawberry or raspberry. I chilled it for about 20 minutes prior to tasting and the real fruit flavors didn't come up until it warmed up. Finish was pleasant but very abrupt. Also l... Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Vincent Dancer Chassagne-Montrachet la Grande Borne Premiere Cru 2001


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  • Vincent Dancer Chassagne-Montrachet la Grande Borne Premiere Cru 2005


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  • Domaine Humbert Gevrey Chambertin Poisse 2005


    Beautiful nose of flint and flowers that made two of us say wow. The bottle was a bit too warm so the alcohol was a touch transparent. Silky on the palate. Loads of very pretty but not overipe fruit in great balance with acid and alcohol. The aftertaste is a bit short and tannic. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin

  • Chateau Bel-Air Cotes du Bourg Bordeaux France 2005


    Decanted for about an hour before serving. This wine was a deep red in the glass. Dark fruit and wood on the nose with a little bit of earth as well. The palate matched the nose with dark fruit flavors and subtle traces of wood. The best part about this wine was the structure. The wine had a medium body and moderate acidity but with a bold ... Read More

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  • Etude Cabernet Sauvingon Rutherford 2004


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  • Well I've got most of the work done! I am in physical pain from my weekend ... ... ... certainly the hard work! Burgundy on this rack with the Southern Rhone continuing  this French side of the rack.On the other side of Burgundy more Barolo makes this the Barolo aisle.And on my way out the door a slightly blurry photo of a cardboard box free c... Read More

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