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 »

Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Vincent Girardin

    The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girard...

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

    The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

  • 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

  • Jean Chartron Saint Aubin Premier Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Belland Roger "Comme Dessus" Santenay 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Louis Max Chablis 2014

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    high acidity, some pineapple notes, light and mineraly Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Thanks for the note Richard Foxall. "Rosellas, Pisoni and many other ... ... outstanding PN's/ Red Burgundy would be Santa Lucia Highlands of California Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's Your 2016 Wine of the...


  • Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Clos du Cailleret Monopole 2013

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  • This thread had me listening to my first bit of Glen Gould on the drive home. Good stuff. Yeah, Burgundy. How about a nice Auxey Duresses or Puligny Montrachet followed by some Pataille Marsannay. Read More

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  • What herbs/spices in the sausage? What sides?With his first recording would be ... ... which she liked a lot.Burgundy works fine for me, but which commune depends on the answer to my first first para's questions. Italian nebbiolo works for me, too, even north of Barolo. So would sangiovese or a Super Tuscan blend. Alternatively, a riesling Sp... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What would you be drinking... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • DM- you nailed it, burgundy to extend the memory flavors of the venison, sage and garlic were the primary flavors. Read More

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  • Made my first ever homemade sausage (venison) celebrated end of classes for the ... sausage with a nice glass of burgundy, now listening to Glen Gould Goldberg Variations (first recording). What would you be drinking? For me the choice was obvious.&nbs Read More

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  • Hard for me to consider buying much, if any Dujac since my buying spree. I ... ... ... fits right in. Plus the Burgundy group doesn't really know about them, extra coaches there. Back to pricing, Cote de Beaune red avoids the crazy pricing in general, though there are at least a few producers who fetch more than reasonable prices. d'Angervill... Read More

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