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

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Aligoté

    In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia a...

  • Négrette

  • 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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

    In 1973, Marcel Lapierre begins again the family business composed then by 7 hectares with the cu...

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine Joseph Belland Santenay Beauregard Premiere Cru 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • 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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  • I got that email and was tempted to post it here, so good on David for doing ... ... more business auctioning Burgundy wines.  In fact, I looked at their annual report for last year and DRC was their biggest money maker.  Which kind of amazed me, because DRC just doesn't make a whole lot of wine--they only make Grand Cru wines, and the holding... Read More

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  • Am curious how the Trousseau/Bastardo drinks... Public results of the ... ... I posted about above. The Burgundy Bubble keeps on growing (although if it were a Bordeaux auction results likely would've been 100% sold)... HDH Achieves Outstanding Results at World’s Largest Commercial Burgundy AuctionHart Davis Hart Witnesses Passionate Global De... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Calling JD & friends!    Last Chance to ... Largest Commercial Burgundy AuctionToday and tomorrow are your last chances to submit absentee bids for HDH’s A Celebration of Burgundy auction—the largest commercial Burgundy auction world-wide for the 4th year in a row. The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant TRU, begi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Joseph Drouhin Vosne Romanee 2012

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    Very nice unoaked Chardonnay Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Here's that bout with NZ Pinot Noir from the other night. Got a good tipe ... ... thing I've had to Burgundy from outside of that zone. Though this was plenty ripe and modern, the alcohol did not show, and it had earthy notes and soil expression in spades. If this was CA Pinot, I'm sure the price would be into the stratosphere, these talented... Read More

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  • Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Perle de Vigne Grand Reserve

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault les Chevalieres 2007

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    Really nice Meursault. Some stone fruit (ripe pear, dried apricot) on the nose, more on the palate along with some creamy lemon, just a hint of butterscotch and honeysuckle. Decent acidity and overall well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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