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...

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Louis Latour

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Jeandeau Pouilly Fuisse 2006

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    Great wine for summer!!! Lovely fresh taste. Read More

    Wine review by ash242009


  • My Mom gave me two bottles of Charles Krug 1979 Napa Valley one is Burgundy and one is Vin Rose.Does anyone know anything about these wines? Drinkable, I am thinking not.Thanks for any input anyone has on this. Read More

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  • Givry Premiere Cru Maison Jacques de Bonetin 2004

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    2004 Givry 1er Cru Maison Jacques De Bonetin Nose: pleasant, cant really get any good smells today, maybe raspberry, but thats just because I read that in the Cav Daily article (I dont smell the soft cheddar promised by Mr. Cav Daily Wine Column writer), Palette: medium tannins, if that, just goes down mild.Grade: B+, 88.1 (Good for a mild Pino... Read More

    Wine review by lamarr


  • The movie Sideways did as much to promote California Pinot Noir as it did to ... Russian River Valley is the Burgundy of California.Geography As the name suggests, the Russian River Valley Appellation is an American Viticulture Area defined predominantly by the depression created by the flow of the Russian River.  The river is the flows southw... Read More

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  • Jean et Gilles Lafouge Auxey-Duresses Blanc 2005

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    Good acidity, balanced green fruit flavors, some interesting pickling spice, jalepeno funky earthiness going on as well. Paired well with some proscuitto wrapped scallops I BBQ Read More

    Wine review by JoshuaChrist


  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007

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    Really light and strawberry like. Fruitier than some of the other Georges Duboeuf's I have had before without being too much like a fruit juice. Perfect for summer. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Château de Chamirey Pinot Noir Mercurey 2004

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    Well-defined, delicate, and balanced. Read More

    Wine review by bro brummell


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2006

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    This review is a little unfair for this wine. I saw this special cuvée along with the 2007 at my local grocery store for the phenomenal price of two for $9. Being a Beaujolais Nouveau from 2006 and trying it in 2009, this one is a little past its prime. Still noted hints of residual fruitiness and red berry. I think it would be quite a nice Nouv... Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


  • OK. There's a lot of hype surrounding Lopez de Heredia. "Last of the ... ... seemed very much like old Burgundy, and that quality carried over into the mouth. (Now I know why those Tempranillo boosters mean when they say the grape has an affinity with pinot.) In the mouth, it has a luscious, sweet quality yet good acidity; it's silky and yet... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lopez de Heredia Rioja mania...


  • Lots of InterestMorrell Wine AuctionsLive Internet ... and Italy. Bit of white Burgundy too at the end there that has me thinking summer. So head over if any of these sound interesting to you, and browse around. As Wall Street begins to recover, the prices for wine are at a buying point as I type.Go get something to share & imbibe, and have ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic "Lots of Interest", Morrell...


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