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.

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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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • 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

  • Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 1988

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    Absolutely at peak with explosive aromatics of dried and preserved meats, ... ... ... edge elegance of mature Burgundy. Not overwhelming but a very nice wine absolutely at peak. I'd opt to drink this sooner rather than later to enjoy the fruit while it lasts. 2009-2013 90p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fleurie Aoc 2008

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    Wine review by jmf


  • Domaine Vincent Girardin Meursault les Narvaux 2006

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    Wine review by gotgrapes


  • Marsannay Louis Latour 2005

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    Wine review by kstew


  • Hangtime San Luis Obispo County Aoc Burgundy Pinot Noir 2005

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    Wine review by JamesR


  • Louis Latour Pinot Noir Monthélie 2006

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    Wine review by sbnew


  • Laboure-Roi Chablis le Beaunois 2003

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    Beautifully smooth and subtle flavours of apple, melon and peach. Pours a nice golden colour. Previously Chablis I have had in the past have led me to think its all a bit overated but this one has convinced me its not and to try more. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Michel Noellat Bourgone Pinot Noir 2006

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    Wine review by monikamcd


  • Wine Trivia1)Put these bottles in the correct order from smallest to ... Gregs ... Gregs CellarB.Large format Burgundy from Gregs CellarC.Large format California Cabernet from Gregs CellarD.Crazy dessert wine from Gregs cell Read More

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  • I've never been to this place but for something like this: maybe. Looks ... ... wines by not one, but two of Burgundys winemaking legends: Nicolas Potel & Jean Soubeyrand of Olivier Leflaive!!!For the first time ever, these two greats will be under one roofours!!!! Its true they will be conducting a walkaround tasting of their wines, sharing... Read More

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