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

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Vivant

  • 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 Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Cordier

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine Robert Guillemard Pommard 1996


    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


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

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Cool bump OT. Somehow I missed this thread before. Some of the best Syrah ... ... ... plant Syrah all over Burgundy - can you imagine the fantastic wines we'd be having toda Read More

    Forum post in the topic Focusing on Cool Climate Syrah

  • Welcome Cameron...what's a less popular French region you enjoy?Burgundy consumes most of my cellar space these days...particularly Chambolle and Meursault/Puligny these days, , but enjoy most of the villages and I admittedly should be reaching for more Volnay than I do. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges les Porêts Saint-Georges Premiere Cru 2008


    felt that this aged rather quickly and is ready to drink now. cool nose with peppermint hints. felt more fruit-forward and mellow, yet savoury. quite sure it's at it's prime now. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges les Porêts Saint-Georges Premiere Cru 2006


    nose of raspberry and dark fruits. and felt rather spicy, balance by intense fruits. still pretty good. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Alain Michelot Nuits St. Georges les Porêts Saint-Georges Premiere Cru 2002


    quite surprising that it tasted rather young despite being a relatively older vintage. plums and cassis on nose, and savoury and fruity. Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Posted back in January about a Marks & Spencer Burgundy white that was both cheap and very good. Used to buy a lot of port and madeira that was bottled and labeled by Harrod's, some of it exceptional. Obviously this practice has been common for many years. Easy to spot if you're aware of it. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wines sold exclusively at... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Now, on to our dinner at Tastings of Charlottesville, with Bill Curtis ... ...  We ordered a nice red Burgundy for Sandra, and Bill put together a flight of nice red Burgundy wines for me.  The four individual bottles below are the ones we enjoyed.  The menu on the chalkboard changed as we started to place our order, because they still had the... Read More

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  • Maybe the 2010. For Pinot I generally prefer Burgundy and some NZ like Felton Road and Escarpement. Read More

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