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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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...

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

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

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...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • 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

  • Talking of Burgundy auctions, I have to report that I have recently participated in one but it was not quite as upmarket as the one just discussed. My purchase can be seen here www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/78447 I do not think I have had this appellation before but when I have collected it and got around to drinking it I shall write up a r... Read More

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  • Domaine Olivier Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2002

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    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website ... white wines across several Burgundy appellations but this is their basic red pinot noir.It was aged in oak barrels. I started the first bottle last night with my steak and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a raspberry,stawberry and cherry style fruit there and there are some well stucture... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Louis Jadot Ch des Jacques Morgon Cote de Py 2011

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    cool 1 Read More

    Wine review by testscreen


  • Louis Jadot Ch des Jacques Morgon Cote de Py 2011

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    nice wine. Read More

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  • Chateau des Jacques/Louis Jadot Cote du Py Morgon 2010

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    good 1 Read More

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  • At what point does reverse osmosis become economically viable--or perhaps from ... Dick Graff started growing Burgundy varietals up on that hill in the Pinnacles everybody thought he was crazy because it was so remote, above and beyond the varietals choice. They had to truck water up on narrow, windy dirt roads.So interesting and most likely v... Read More

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  • There are a few producers in the $1,000 + strata I left off like Rousseau ... ... about 38 of them are from Burgundy. &nbs Read More

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  • Domaine Joseph Belland Santenay Beauregard Premiere Cru 2010

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  • Burgundy is a lot bigger when you add in the Maconnais, Chablis, Beaujolais.  But no one is collecting those and then cashing in at auction, save for a few top-end Chablis.  It's the Cote d'Or that folks collect, and it's long enough, but it's even narrower than the Napa Valley.  And only a little of it is grown on--not like Napa where they plan... Read More

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  • Yeah Fox, valid points...the other side is that many or most of those top wines ... ... in the $500-1,000 range. Burgundy is a bigger region than its given credit for. Most everyone else is small compared to Bordeaux, which really has oceans of mediocre win Read More

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