Burgundy Wine

Bourgogne is perhaps the most complex and intimidating of French wine regions. 
 
It enjoys an exceptional geographical location, but it has plenty of other things going for it. Perfect weather for growing grapes, rich soils, renowned varietals and its remarkable Climats all combine to produce its 84 appellations that are recognized around the world. Not forgetting the expertise of its winegrowers, who hand down their know-how from generation to generation, whilst remaining up-to-speed with all the latest developments
 
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 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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Négrette

  • 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 Louis Max

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • 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

  • Verget Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Cote de Bouqueyreaud 1999

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    Very nicely aged - a lot of oxidation resulting in a rich caramel taste. There's a still a lot of oak, and the fruit is thinning, but plenty of green apples to go. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Pierre Morey Aligoté Bourgogne-Aligoté 2006

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    Crisp and refreshing - this aligote has a very lightly perfumed nose, and in the mouth offers delicate peaches and melon flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Armand Comte Pommard Clos des Epeneaux Premier Cru 1993

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    From magnum this was effusively perfumed with sweet baking spices, flowers and crushed juniper berries. there were deep notes of mint and black cherry fruit. This remains youthful in the mouth with a bit of unforgiving astringency but is deeply flavored and layered if a bit short. Pretty well balanced and with fine power this may just require a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lucien Boillot Volnay les Caillerets 1993

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    Slightly gamy on the nose with a slight nutty, smoky edge to the sweet herbal tinged red berry fruits. Round in the mouth with plenty of acid and nice bitter cherry fruits with a dusting of cocoa powder. This tapers off quite quickly and finishes a touch short. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Les Collines du Bourdic Er Cuvee Prestige V D P D Oc les Collines du Bourdic 2004

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    amazing value for money - might need a couple of years cellaring Read More

    Wine review by mstrigel


  • Verget Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Cote de Bouqueyreaud 1999

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    A nice maturing Chablis that still wears a bit too much oak, particularly on the finish where it is a bit caramelly but the crisp apple fruit and notes of pastry and nuts add good complexity. While the oak tends to intrude a touch the structure if fine keeping this full of verve and cleansing on the finale. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Pierre Morey Aligoté Bourgogne-Aligoté 2006

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    Clean and bracing with a wonderful slinky quality built apon the acid. There is good fruit here as well with a touch of citrussy tropicallity but it is temperred by the mineral flush on the finish. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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  • Capitain-Gagnerot Echezeaux Rouge 2005

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    Wine review by RonD


  • Louis Latour Pinot Noir Monthélie 2010

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    Wine review by WillemH


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