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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Charles de Valliere

    Famous domain "Charles de Valliere" based in Pommard, Burgundy. Family owned and runned busi...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

      Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by L...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin Combes Aux Moines Premiere Cru 1995


    While not the greatest wine it was great tonight. This was caught at the perfect moment for me. On the nose there were classic Burgundian notes of funky earth, autumnal leaves, light licorice tones, smoldering campfire and dried cherry fruit. Well resolved in the mouth with just a touch of tannin left and good acidity this was a touch disappoint... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Joseph Drouhin Pommard 2006


    Sweet on the nose with spice, coffee and graham cracker notes under nicely ripe fruit. Nice and ripe in the mouth even a touch chunky this is simple and approachable with light, fresh, sappy fruit up front that recalls raspberry. Turning a touch plumper with air this remains a bit rough and rustic but is fun and approachable. 87pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Maison Louis Jadot Vosne Romanee les Suchots 2004


    Starts off a bit woodsy with a subtle geranium tone the only remnant of the dreaded 2004 green curse. With air the spice and forest floor notes and dried cranberry fruit mask it well as it morphs into a subtle floral/herbal note. This is a touch tight in the mouth with slightly hard acids and austere tannins making things strict and sapid, just ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bailly Lapierre Rose Cremant de Bourgogne NV


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    Wine review by trkravtin

  • Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 2004


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    Wine review by Abel

  • Louis Latour Meursault Premiere Cru Genevrières 2002


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    Wine review by RachelNYC

  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007


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    Wine review by ChefPrivato

  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2006


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    Wine review by ChefPrivato

  • Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin au Velle 2003


    Just awesome. Had this with dinner at Petrus. Very memorable. Read More

    Wine review by penpapercoffee

  • In order to fully appreciate your wine experience, it's extremely important to ... ... Noir and Chardonnay for Burgundy, Sangiovese for Chianti, and Nebbiolo for Barolo.  There are literally hundreds of different grape varietals, but I've taken the liberty of selecting a handful of the more popular grapes and have made up a sort of general de... Read More

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