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

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits

    The Cotes de Nuits appellation refers to vineyards on or close to the Cote d'Or slope north of ...

  • Mâconnais

      The Maconnais is the southernmost part of Burgundy, if you don’t count Beaujolais. It is b...

  • Bourgogne-aligoté

  • Bourgogne Chardonnay

      Chardonnay is a simple blank canvas of a grape, and one has to train it to taste a certain...

Popular Wineries in Burgundy View all

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Vincent Girardin

    The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girard...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Joseph Drouhin Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc Laforet 2006

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    Great juice for the price. Nice minerality, good acidity and finish. Read More

    Wine review by chefvangarde


  • Domaine Parent Volnay Premiere Cru Clos des Chenes 2005

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    I had this Volnay with triple chocolate cheesecake for dessert at a wine tasting and it was phenomenal! It has a fragrant bouquet that will get better and better with age. And like any true Volnay, its ample fruit flavors are marked by finesse rather than power. Youll notice an elegant finish and tremendous balance. Read More

    Wine review by 107397jandtwines 107397 jandtwines


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