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

  • 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...

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Bruno Clair Marsannay les Vaudenelles 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by moorer221

  • Chateau Montelena was sold this week to the French Estate Chateau Cos ... all ... all of the hallowed French Burgundy producers. Everyone was shocked, the French unpleasantly so and the Americans ecstatic. This put American wines on the map.This is such a compelling story that Hollywood took notice. In January, during the Sundance Film Festiva... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Chateau Montelena SOLD!...

  • Pouilly Fuisse Louis Latour 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by LUISPA

  • Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs 1993


    decanted for about an hour- incredible nose with blueberries, violets, some chalk and a hint of mint. The palate has so much going on: a blueberry sphere with a silky texture that carries surprising weight all the way to the finish- minerals to burn as well. great, great wine Read More

    Wine review by winenut718

  • Domaine Joseph Voillot Volnay les Brouillards Premiere Cru 2005


    Grapefruit and pomegranite combine with earth on the nose- this is a very elegant wine- not what I expect from Brouillards- very intense and pure- again a combination that I'm starting to associate with 2005's. fantastic stuff. Read More

    Wine review by winenut718

  • Domaine Lignier-Michelot Chambolle-Musigny 2005


    saturated purple to the rim- typical 2005 color.straight ahead nose of plums, cocoa and blackberries-Palate is extremely dense- terrific energy and intensity with a wild streak. maybe a bit too much going on right now. better after it calms down, but a fun ride at the moment. Read More

    Wine review by winenut718

  • Rousseau Charmes Chambertin 1988


    lovely lovely nose: earth, a bit of game and iron along with black cherries. The palate is fantastic-great perfume, just dances across the tongue- fantastic stuff. Read More

    Wine review by winenut718

  • Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs Premiere Cru 2002


    This is significantly more open than it was a year ago- incredible nose with blueberries, violets, sea salt and an intriguing mocha thing. The palate is impeccably balanced- a whack on entry that eases off into real grace that gives the impression of a sphere. Incredible wine. Read More

    Wine review by winenut718

  • Diochon Moulin a Vent Beaujolais France 2006


    classic purple gamay saturated colors- nose that is all about rocks and strawberries- dense and a bit tight on the palate- very nice, better in 4-5 years Read More

    Wine review by winenut718

  • Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2006


    over two days- on day one, it was pretty shy, but very elegant. Day tow, it opened to reveal a lovely crystalline texture that carried pure strawberry fruit- terrific. Read More

    Wine review by winenut718

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