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 »

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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...

  • 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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

      Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by L...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine Gille Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Le Renard Givry Domaines Devillard 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Deux Roches Vire-Clesse Tradition Collovray & Terrier 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Albert Bichot Domaine Long Depaquit 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe Aux Jacques Beaujolais


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    Wine review by eric4x4

  • Mercurey Clos Fortoul 1999


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... on the Cotes Chalonaise in Burgundy.There are 32 premier cru vineyards but no Grand Cru.My bottle was made by the Burgundy house of Remoissenet and is a village level wine.I started it last night with my steak supper.It is fairly full bodied for a Burgundy and there is plenty of a cherry... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Got together with a couple friends hadn't seen for nearly two years. Mid ... and '14 generic regional Burgundy PN that was so light it could've been Swiss so we dropped the two bottles of it into the buckets, too, and gargled with it before going back to the Gewurtz. Lots of good bread (baquettes and brown loaves with figs baked in) and seafoo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • I think the Meyer is a great example of the evolution of Australian Pinot20 ... fruit driven than a typical burgundy is really beginning to get some good savoury characteristics - the fruit is sort of a sweeter berry structure on the front but some good mouthfeel and structure gives a reasonably decent and lenghty back palateSavoury is there b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...

  • After a relatively stressful couple of weeks which included a car accident with ... savoury flavour of a good burgundy.We drank this with the Rib-Eye - A 2010 [not sure of price point exeactly but think around AUD60ish] it was still too young but in reality with an hour in a decanter it had opened up into a seriously good wine - and I I found i... Read More

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  • Dionysus and Diego, good to see you back here! Appears we need more such ... ... ... of specific vineyards in Burgundy from blind tasting in the back room of a friend's champagne bar in Tokyo on a totally impromptu basis (again, back in the '80s). Broadbent impressed with his encyclopaedic memory. Closest I've seen to it is in a famous Japanes... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Historical Wine Question by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

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