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.

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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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • 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...

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • 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...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Peggy and I enjoyed ourselves, very much.There are some very neat people on ... enjoy the Pinot Noir-based Burgundy.  The Alsace Riesling was, certainly, the fun wine of the evening.  I studied the dessert menu, looking for something that might go with it, settled on Lemon Tiramisu (I never order Tiramisu.) and found the wine to be a good foil... Read More

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  • Met up with Mark and Roger, along with our wives and Ryan last night @ AR ... ... been trying to figure what Burgundy to bring all week. As the day wore on, it became apparent I wasn't going to be able to make it to my storage locker, but luckily I had some good options at home. In the end, I'm glad I brought the 14' Sylvain Pataille Marsannay... Read More

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  • Sylvain Pataille is an up and coming producer, really helping to make Marsannay a relevant village in the Cote de Nuits these days. In addition to having his own label, he's well known for being a consulting enologist at famous domaines such as Roumier. He seems like a young fellow, so it's a bit of a surprise that this is his 13th vintage of th... Read More

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  • Interesting lineup--nice group of California quality-but-not-cult makers.  ... ... thing, like a particular Burgundy or Bordeaux. I've certainly had a few of those wines, or others by the winemakers.  Chappellet and Patz & Hall are rep'd by my friend the PR person.  Everything is from a pretty constrained area from Napa to the RRV (and not a to... Read More

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  • Three forces moving together here to create an insane value. To think that most ... few others can claim to in Burgundy. This producer, who just about every wine connoisseur is familiar with, and most casual wine folks have seen around, offers great values.3. Envoyer. As the Remoriquet above, Envoyer offers great value via their mailing list, a... Read More

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  • Here's a steal, but you'd better act fast. Like in the next hour or so ... cru Red Burgundy steal just over the border of Vosne Malconsorts.2014Domaine RemoriquetNuits St. Georges 1er ‘Damodes’$39.99Only 37 bottles in stock!Finishing up the new arrivals for Remoriquet, here’s a smart buy premier cru Red Burgundy that we made sure to have a few ... Read More

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  • Burgundy with pizza?  Seriously?  Well, maybe if there's no tomato sauce.I love wine with pizza, although our best local pizza joint really does beer well, so when we eat there, that's what I have.  But the wine wants to be rustic, with decent acid to not be offputting with the sauce.  I'll drink Barbera, Sangio, and a bunch of other Italian thi... Read More

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  • Givry Remoissenet Pere & Fils 2014

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  • Michel Tete Julienas Cuvee Prestige Domaine du Clos du Fief 2010

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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Coteaux Bourguignons les Deux Loups Red 2014

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