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

  • 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...

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • Aligoté

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

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

    The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Opened on our anniversary last Thursday. Based on a bottle tasted a couple ... ... some young CA Cabernet or Burgundy, drinking young has so much intrigue that I really wonder how much better, if it all, the wine will improve or show after 10 or 20 years. With this cristal, there is some pleasure in drinking it now, but you can hardly swallow ... Read More

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  • Louis Jadot Pouilly-Fuisse 2013

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    Green apples and pineapple on the nose. Good acidity. Oak stands tall on the finish. Not especially impressed considering the price point. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Domaine Chevrot Maranges Sur la Chene 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. The three villages Cheilly-les-Maranges,Dezize-les-Maranges, and Sampigny-les-Maranges all added the suffix 'Les Maranges to their names at the end of the 19th century. There are 7 premier cru vineyards but no grand cru.Domaine Chevrot is based in Cheilly-les-Ma... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • We're joining in on the white wine program, tonight.  It's funny. ... that I would compare to a Burgundy.  Bright and fresh with introductory tart tropical fruit.  Quite angular.  Vanilla/oak is detectable, but you have to look for i Read More

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  • Ok folks, I have our web site done.  This documents our recent vacation to ... and our experiences with the Burgundy, Rhone Valley and Provence wine regions. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Pierre Gruber Macon-Villages 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by boykinjw


  • Cinsault makes nice rose, but the reds I've had would make you want to ... ... (one of them) or drink white Burgundy (the other).&nbs Read More

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  • My guests were my friends that I share my Rockpile allocation with, a friend ... cellar (lots of Yquem, deep Burgundy, lots of first growths including one of the most extensive collections of Haut Brion in the world, Rieslings, etc.) until they had a falling out about 7 years ago.  One day my friend brought some leftover Yquem to the office, b... Read More

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  • Noticed that the other day and had similar thoughts Dave.Duncan, maybe only 1% ... other outskirts of or hidden Burgundy gems as well as some other Read More

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  • Have enjoyed several versions over the years, but I always go back to the ... ... ... Cab, but now prefer with Burgundy [not gag-worthy cherry cough syrup CA pinot], nebbiolo [barolo/barbaresco] or tempranillo  [rioja]) and even the likes of sherry and port. Perhaps most often in that sauce have it either with pasta, or serve it as an accompan... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Just picked up 3/8 of a pound... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


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