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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Labouré-Roi

    The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georg...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • 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...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • And so it goes, from the workhorse grape of Italy we know turn our attention to ... ... grapes: Pinot Noir!From Burgundy, Oregon, New Zealand, Portugal, California, Italy, Israel, you name it come great and unique renditions of this most persnickety variety. Post your impressions and lets all keep an open mind. Pinot lovers seem to be some of ... Read More

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  • Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre Premiere Cru 1998


    This has such a multi-faceted nose with precise notes of dusty rocks, fleshy fruits, pollen, leather anise and dried strawberry it is completely engaging. It's big and round in the mouth with plenty of acid and good body buffering the not inconsequential tannins. While the palate doesn't match the sheer beauty of the nose here it certainly stand... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny Amoureuses Premiere Cru 2000


    A nice nose that shows a little vanilla in a red zinger tea kind of way with a bit of coffee cream, almond, and wet rock notes adding depth. This is suave and elegant with a silky quality and just a bit of fine tannin on the finish. A very nice, if uncomplicated mid-palate of gamy red fruits is lovely and the tannins ensure this will improve for... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 1988


    Absolutely at peak with explosive aromatics of dried and preserved meats, ... ... ... edge elegance of mature Burgundy. Not overwhelming but a very nice wine absolutely at peak. I'd opt to drink this sooner rather than later to enjoy the fruit while it lasts. 2009-2013 90p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fleurie Aoc 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by jmf

  • Domaine Vincent Girardin Meursault les Narvaux 2006


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    Wine review by gotgrapes

  • Marsannay Louis Latour 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by kstew

  • Hangtime San Luis Obispo County Aoc Burgundy Pinot Noir 2005


    No written review

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  • Louis Latour Pinot Noir Monthélie 2006


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    Wine review by sbnew

  • Laboure-Roi Chablis le Beaunois 2003


    Beautifully smooth and subtle flavours of apple, melon and peach. Pours a nice golden colour. Previously Chablis I have had in the past have led me to think its all a bit overated but this one has convinced me its not and to try more. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

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