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

  • 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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Antonin Rodet

    ANTONIN RODET proposes wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion...

  • Domaine Parent

    Domaine PARENT based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two...

  • 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

  • Louis Jadot Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2015

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    The 2014 vintage was a bit off but in 2015 Jadot returns with a very nice wine. The second day it was even better. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Domaine Louis Boillot et Fils Volnay Premier Cru Clos de la Chapelle 2007

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    The wine is very light in color, almost appearing like a rose. The nose is a lovely combination of bright red berries, floral notes and a heaping helping of earthy goodness. The taste is interesting, as you have a good bit of ripe red fruit, raspberry, cherry, mulberry, that has a nice balance of acidity, before you transition to some wonderfu... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Saint Romain le Jarron Ropiteau Freres 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • I had a lovely wine which is easily the equal of a good Burgundy, a Cotes du Jura from Jean Bourdy,which is a blend of one third each of pinot noir,trousseau and poulsard,the last two being grapes native to the Jura region Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Nice DGC!Have had more luck with '03's than most...especially those from the Cote de Nuits. Also appreciate the opinion on Chambolle in a hot year, which I've had in mind to avoid, though maybe I shouldn't. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy on a Budget


  • One reason perhaps for the modest pricing. But Peter Wasserman names him as one of his favorite growers, which is not just blowing smoke. His talent comes through in the wines. Read More

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  • OMG, it's Bernie from "Room 222."  Read More

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  • Max, you are new here, and are probably not fully aware of the circumstances ... being passionate about red Burgundy, which is, of course, made from Pinot Noir grapes.Jon and I live relatiively close to each other and have met a few times.  We enjoy each other's company, and have enjoyed tasteing some nice wines together and with other Snooth ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Shall we have a post today?


  • Peggy and I enjoyed ourselves, very much.There are some very neat people on ... enjoy the Pinot Noir-based Burgundy.  The Alsace Riesling was, certainly, the fun wine of the evening.  I studied the dessert menu, looking for something that might go with it, settled on Lemon Tiramisu (I never order Tiramisu.) and found the wine to be a good foil... Read More

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  • Met up with Mark and Roger, along with our wives and Ryan last night @ AR ... ... been trying to figure what Burgundy to bring all week. As the day wore on, it became apparent I wasn't going to be able to make it to my storage locker, but luckily I had some good options at home. In the end, I'm glad I brought the 14' Sylvain Pataille Marsannay... Read More

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