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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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...

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • 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

  • That's what I was thinking. The Egurens sold Termanthia for $35M 10 years ... mentioned, Kroenke made his Burgundy buy recently. Supposedly Grand Cru vineyards are over 4M euros per hectare and Martray has 11 hectares but it produces Grand Cru exclusively, so I imagine it went for quite a bit more than that. And Kroenke only got 80 percent, no... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Domaine Ponsot to be sold?


  • WS wrote about it a few days ...-Burgundy-Domaine"Ponsot did not reveal why he has split from his family domaine. But one Burgundy insider told Wine Spectator that a sale of the domaine could now be in the offing: "As a minority shareholder, you could get a regular dividend which is a relative pittance. Or you could sell the domaine for a fortu... Read More

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  • Don't diss that Hearty Burgundy, it was often great QPR, or so I felt in college. And since I was at Berkeley making road trips north to Sonoma and Napa and Mendocino, I was already getting an education and becoming a little fussy. Anyway, a lot of that HB was downed by my circle of acquaintances, with few complaints. Of course as a mass-produce... Read More

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


  • You mentioned "corporate" above, which I got a glimpse of in the ... ... ... to me for a Domaine in Burgundy. Though I wouldn't have batted an eye had it been Jadot, Drouhin, or Bouchard/Fevr Read More

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  • That and their Hearty Burgundy - what a pair that was. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • I've only had the Aligote and CdlR. We talked about the Aligote and it was ... Laurent one of the icons of Burgundy, (at least from foreign observers) is that he's different. He's notorious for picking late, which has worked great at times in cooler vintages, and he seems to have really nailed some warmer vintages as well. Maybe we're getting ... Read More

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  • 1872..........PONSOT BURGUNDY FAMILY HISTORY HERE......I guess L and his sisters, Rose-Marie, Catherine and Steph, must have new wave ideas!!!!! Read More

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  • Marjevol Coteaux Bourguignons Groubier Pere et Fils 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the Groubier Pere et Fils stand at the 2017 ... covering the whole of the Burgundy and Beaujolais regions.It will eventually replace the general Bourgogne appellation.I started my bottle last night with my steak supper.There is a fairly tart cherry and raspberry style fruit there and it is fairly tannic for a ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Robert Guillemard Pommard 1996

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    heavily herbed, grassy nose; savoury, spicy, and yet develops a floral bouquet as the wine develops Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly 2015

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    floral nose; intense black fruits, rich, and super long finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


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