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

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

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  • Domaine Sylvain Dussort Bourgogne Blanc Cuvée des Ormes 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by josieq2006

  • Well I finally got around to starting work on the cellar reconditioning I had ... end unit began accepting my Burgundy collection. I do have to say I was a bit disappointed in how the Burgundy bottles were held. It's really not the fault of Grotto though. They have made the bins wide enough to accept almost any "normal" bottle and the bins are... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The cellar renovation begins.

  • Fleurie Aoc 2008


    Not sure what all the hype is about. With so many just as cheap, and far more palatable, red wines on the market, don't waste your time on something this simplistic. Read More

    Wine review by rosewino

  • Barton & Guestier NV


    Barton&Guestier Margaux 1997,we enjoyed it 3.1.09 with Enterecote.We were rather disappointed,tte odour was very pleasant with raspberry,but taste was thin and without pleasants flavours. Read More

    Wine review by jormaggio

  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Moulin-a-Vent Cuvée Prestige 2006


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    Wine review by elchiconico

  • Serene Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005


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    Wine review by copeland01

  • Georges Dubuf Régnié 2007


    'A light French red made from gamay grapes grown in southern Burgandy. Raspberry and plum scents lead through a light, succulent palate that finishes soft and refreshing. Served lightly chilled, it's great with cold cuts, pates and the like' (Ralph Kyte-Powell, Delicious, December 2008/January 2009). Read More

    Wine review by MGore

  • Philippe Colin Puligny-Montrachet 2006


    Very delicate and fine tropical fruit on the nose and palate. Solid, but restrained mineral backbone. Changes a lot over time in the glass making this an interesting drink. Oak is kept to a minimum. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin

  • Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2008


    This is the first Beaujolais Nouveau I've tried this year and it was pretty good. I have never really been excited about this wine, but I always make a point of having 1 or 2 tastes each year. It was pretty in color, as always and the nose was wonderfully fruity. I think that is the best thing about Beaujolais Nouveau. The sensory experience is... Read More

    Wine review by honeydew

  • Dom Henri Delagrange Pinot 2007


    Agree with the other reviewer - very light and pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by driddle007

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