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...

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Now this is very interesting.  We were just in Burgundy this past April.  I didn't know they were up for consideration as a World Heritage site. Read More

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  • Well, good news.  Mrs. EMark was quite happy with the Beringer Chardonnay. ... I am also a big fan of White Burgundy.  There are several California makers that I do enjoy, also.  OT, has turned me on to Rhys and Ceritas, although, their prices are at about the same altitude as the better P-Ms or C-Ms.  I've also bragged about Keenan over the ye... Read More

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  • V V - Sure, I've got your milk.  But alas, I used some of it in my ... the Chardonnay we tasted in Burgundy this past April.  Well, it's past noon so I opened a bottle from the fridge - this 2013 Duckhorn Decoy Sauvignon Blanc.  I poured two glasses and then opened a can of Virginia Peanuts and poured those into a couple of small dishes.  I to... Read More

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  • RBA, got milk?Regarding buttery chards, we used to consume quite a bit of ... ... a few years ago. Our trip to Burgundy in 2011 where we spent several days in the village of Puligny-Montrachet really turned our chardonnay world upside down. Just wish they weren't so expensiv Read More

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  • Julienas Cellier de la Vielle Eglise 2011


    I bought this bottle of wine for £5.50 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/78049. Julienas is a small appellation created in 1938 for red wines from around the village of Julienas in the north of the Beaujolais region about 8 miles south of the town of Macon.It is one of the 'cru Beaujolais' appellations.Julienas is named after J... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2011


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    Wine review by sammy2co

  • Regnie Par la Cave des Grand Vins de Fleurie 2011


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/78928 for a mere £1 as I was the only bidder. Regnie is a small appellation for red wines from around the village of Regnie-Durette in the north of the Beaujolais region about 15 miles south of the town of Macon. It is the youngest of the 'Cru Beaujolais' appellatio... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Never been a fan of 'cola' (2nd worst New World trait after 'cherry ... ... over for a study trip to Burgundy!What counterbalances that to make it attractive to you guys, or do you not min Read More

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

  • Well, the Sancerre was my favorite.  There were a couple (3) of nice Chardonnays from Burgundy, plus a cheap one from the Rhone Valley.  I do like the Sancerre region though.  No real details available as we were just trying to characterize the wines to their region and grape.   Read More

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  • Moulin a Vent Domaine du Gueret 2009


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/70008. Moulin a Vent is a small appellation created in 1936 for red wines from two communes in the north of the Beaujolais region about 10 miles south of the town of Macon. It is one of the 10 'cru Beaujolais ' appellations within that region and like all Beaujolai... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

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