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

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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

  • Négrette

  • 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

  • Vincent Girardin

    Styled by Vincent Girardin, his white wines display their quality in finesse, their aromatic pure...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

    We have kept the Peugeot motorcycle which Michel Picard used to travel throughout Burgundy when h...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • 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...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Mark - barrels are a whole subject unto themselves. The go-to guy for info ... ... info ... bottle and a "Burgundy" or "Rhone" bottle, you have the same thing with barrels. Burgundian barrels area a little bigger and fatter. They hold 228 liters, or a bit over 60 gallons.Does that size make a difference? I'll bet you a bottle of Pinot Noir th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic All about Oak


  • This offer from Ian Cauble is looking pretty attractive, too... Winter has ... ... I served it in a large Burgundy stem alongside a seared ribeye last night. This very special wine paired perfectly with the melting, marbled beef. I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a winter night.      Brovia, Nebbiolo d’Alba, “Valmaggione” Piedmont, Italy ... Read More

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  • Richebourg 1980

    Snoothrank:

    2nd thought. 1980 Now.(2014-5) ? DRC gets 5 Five Glasses. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Richebourg 1980

    Snoothrank:

    Unreal that this Burgundy entered my venue. Thanks for the taste.The Cork was an issue but the wine was still "DRC Richebourg" and a step above other Burgundys. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Now what are the details behind this? - "I want to try more of the Burgundy wines before we head over there in April next year". Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • V V:  Sandra and I are signed up for a Viking River Cruise in April 2015. ... ... will take us through the Burgundy region of Franc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Seguinot-Bordet Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2005

    Snoothrank:

    This was a bargain and comes out with a nice honey/gold color in the glass. It has a bit of a smokey/lemony nose and honeysuckle, a touch of creamy lemon and a bit of honey on the palate. Nowhere near the Cru level but for less than $20 this is a very nice entry level chablis. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Saint-Bris is the only Burgundy AOC that uses sauvignon blanc instead of chardonnay Read More

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  • Les Villages de Jaffelin Pernard-Vergelesses 1995

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... of the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy which contains the three Grand Cru vineyards of Charlemagne,Corton and Corton-Charlemagne but these have their own AOCs.The rest of the commune does have an AOC granted in 1936 which contains 8 premier cru vineyards but my bottle is not from any of them... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Ok.  It's been quite a busy weekend with visiting the mother-in-law ... ... a Chablis from the Burgundy region of France so that's important to me as I want to try more of the Burgundy wines before we head over there in April next year.&nbs Read More

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