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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • 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 ...

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • 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

  • Chanson Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2004

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    Wine review by karenh


  • For New Year's, I thought I'd put together a quiz about the wines of Australia ... ... Houghton's White Burgundy (now called White Classic), an Australian staple and best-seller for 70 years, is a dry white wine based on what grape?3. What "Down Under" region is regarded as the southernmost wine region in the world?4. What are 3 salient diffe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine from Down Under Quiz by 6347Rodolphe Boulanger 6347 Rodolphe Boulanger


  • Darviot Perrin Chassagne Montrachet la Bergerie Villages 2000

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    A classic Chassagne with bright acidity and minerality complemented by a powerful elegance. Read More

    Wine review by 6347Rodolphe Boulanger 6347 Rodolphe Boulanger


  • Fleurie Aoc 2008

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    Strawberry and cherry on the nose. Its thin (but what did you expect!) and a bit bitter on the finish. The mouth is very fruity with cherries, bananas - a real fruit cocktail. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Cave du Bois de la Salle Juliénas les Armoiries 2004

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    Not overly sweet but pours very very light. Just enough hint of strawberry before a nice soft warm red fruit finish. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Boisson Pierre Bourgogne Blanc White 2006

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    Wine review by vlandino


  • Pierre Chanau Morgon Maison Thorin 2000

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    My dad picked up this wine when he was stationed in Europe in 2002 and it has been cellared since. After allowing the wine to breathe for about 30 minutes we began to taste it and the results were surprising. This was unlike any Beaujolais I have ever tried. The bouquet of this wine had a potent earthy character that was reminiscent of truffl... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • Louis Latour Brouilly les Saburins 2007

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    Tart cherry nose. Fairly thin, but pleasant - well balanced, good acidity, a bit of licorice on the finish. Maraschino cherries throughout, its not bad, just a bit plain - would pair well with food though. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Domaine Marc Morey & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 2001

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    Wine review by Jim003


  • Beaujolais Jadot 2007

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    I served this wine just slightly chilled compared to your average red wine. In the glass the wine is a vivid, translucent purplish red color. The nose shows pretty much only fruit scents with the trademark beaujolais traces of banana and tropical fruit, although they are much less pronounced than a Beaujolais Nouveau. There may be a little st... Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


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