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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • 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

  • Domaine Vincent Bouzerau Corton Clos des Fiètres Grand Cru 2002

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    tasted again. similar to last time, sweet, savoury, some herbs, spices, earthy... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • The debate around ideal time to drink wine is interesting and the views are ... First Growths, Burgundy Grand Crus, Chateau d'Yquem, the top end of the Barolos and Barbarescos and Super Tuscans, Penfolds Grange, and some of our top Cabernets do need 10+ to really show their straps and I am sure there is a bunch from Napa and Rioja the sameThe r... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Searching for a Resonable...


  • Well, the example that comes most quickly to mind is VJB Cellars. Since I moved ... visiting Domaine Dujac in Burgundy. Very modest facilities and wine celebrated around the world. I remember visiting Vieux Télégraphe in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. We tasted in the basement of the owner's house on the head of a barrel. World class wine with virtually ... Read More

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  • I remember that video. He did a good job.But as to clearance - as a New Yorker, ... it and sooner or later in Burgundy they'll have Napa-like congestion and crowds and tasting room fee Read More

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  • DOMAINE A R N O U X - LACHAUXTheir Nuit-Saint-Georges is also good and cost about $60 USThanks for sharing, JONDERRY! Read More

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  • Kind of a stressful day yesterday. Some corporate taxes were due (mostly employee related), W2's, W3's, 1099's, 1096's. Was a lot for me to sort out (two businesses), even with the help of a CPA, though he's getting older and I have to check his work, so there's that. But having done it for a few years now since my dad passed I'm getting better ... Read More

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  • Pinot is a tough gig for producersNot just low yields, fickle grape, fickle and ... ... to be like.We aren't Burgundy, our soil is different and our climate is different, in fact we have no region that really looks like Burgundy at allSo do you do savoury, do you go fruity. Is there somewhere in between.I think where we landed was if you are go... Read More

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  • I attended the 2017 London France Show at the weekend as I do every year  ... wine including a bottle of Burgundy from the Groubier stand. I would have liked to have bought some Gaillac from the Domaine de Long-Pech stand but the lady only had wine to taste and not buy. I thought her wine rather good. One of the more interesting stands,at leas... Read More

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  • Had a somewhat similar tale about some '53s. I still had a couple of ... ... what was in our glasses was Burgundy bottled more than 61 years earlier...Was the '53 Latour at its peak yet? ;-)  Sometimes seems like that winery's bottles never get there. Last time I had a '53 was a little more than a decade ago and it was still very vital. The '5... Read More

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  • Apparently it seems more than a few people may have already backed up their ... & 13 too) and 2014 white Burgundy, though I'm not so bullish on the reds from those vintages. However they are no washouts either, with plenty of exceptions I'm sure. So much is on the farming now in Burgundy, when to spray, if at all, etc.Batard Montrachet is good... Read More

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