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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine Parent Pommard Premier Cru les Epenots 2010

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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Coteaux Bourguignons les Deux Loups White 2014

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  • Domaine des Deux Roches Saint-Veran Rives de Longsault 2012

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  • Domaine William Fèvre Saint Bris Sauvignon Blanc Saint-Bris 2012

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  • Al you could google search Roumier Bonne Mares.Its not a club per se, I kind of ... of the top few winemakers in Burgundy, same tier as DRC I'd thin Read More

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  • EM - Yes, lots of older riders have their bikes shipped out to some place near ... we need to drink a lot more Burgundy.  Their wines are exceptional.  Thanks for your suggestions on where to start.  Regarding your Triumph Bonnnieville experiences, I can relate to what you went through.  Sandra and I rode our 1984 Honda Nighthawk S up PCH from... Read More

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  • "with regard to Pinot Noir, I still prefer the ones from Oregon"You ... ... need to drink a lot more Burgundy, and of the others I mentioned, too.  ;-)   Oregon's getting there but still on the road, not yet fully arrived IMHO, even if I enjoy many of theirs. Was writing on these boards about Soter and Drouhin, for example, last decade. I cert... Read More

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  • DM - We are familiar with the Pinot Noir in Burgundy, as we visited that area on a Viking River Cruise down the Rhone River back in 2015.  My web page documents the exciting times we had.  We do get plenty of Pinot Noir from Sonoma and Napa, along with Alexander and Anderson Valleys.  Duckhorn, Medlock Ames, even Barnett make Pinot Noir.  I don'... Read More

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  • My Birthday was Sat 13th May and we had this after watching our AFL team get ... - quite Fruit driven for a Burgundy and probably represetns the age of the vin Read More

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  • Almost mentioned GregT. He was able to pin point an issue I have with a lot of Pinot, even some Burgs, to which he said Pinot sometimes has a habit of being "grapey". Read More

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