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

  • Antonin Rodet

    ANTONIN RODET proposes wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion...

  • 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...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007


    Beautifully balanced between sweet strawberry and a slight vanilla spice that stays long in the mouth. Excellent value Beaujolais. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • André Bonhomme Viré-Clessé 2006


    pear, glycerin, tightly woven, my favorite wine Read More

    Wine review by dbird

  • Pouilly-Vinzelles En Paradis Maison Louis Latour Maconnais Vin Blanc 2006


    Pear and granny-smith apples resonate throughout this wine. Lemony acidity and limestone minerality makes this wine a natural for roasted foul. Serve this wine with Cornish hens with butter and herb rub and pan roasted vegetables. You can also serve gratins and quiche with this crisp wine. The fat content of rich food begs for the acidity of thi... Read More

    Wine review by David Kohl

  • Ardhuy Gevrey-Chambertin Red 2005


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    Wine review by aragoto

  • While open that bottle night is still on we've had to change venues. Saturday ... ... Pierre Morey Aligoté, Burgundy 2005 Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss Perrières, Costières de Nîmes 2006 Tenuta di Biserno Insolgio del Cinghiale, Toscana IGT If you will not be able to join us for dinner in New York City please join us as we twitter away t... Read More

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  • Jean-Marc Brocard Bourgogne Blanc Kimmeridgien 2011


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    Wine review by joinerz

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


    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


    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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    Wine review by taeheec

  • Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2006


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

    Wine review by solomania9

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