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

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Albert Bichot

    From !#%0, the Bichot family was established in Burgundy, with a deer as a symbol. is is only in ...

  • Château de Pommard

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Especially curious about the Faively (have only been drinking them for a few years) and the Giacosa. Read More

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  • Al, I could be wrong but 100 pt wines are predominantly Napa Cabs, where the ... Raynolds, D'Agata).The Burgundy I may be most looking forward to is the '88 Pousse d'Or just because it will be the first Gerard Potel wine I'll have tasted, who is somewhat of a Burgundian legend. Ditto for a few of the Barolo's, and I'm real curious to see if th... Read More

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  • Great job, and alot of pressure for the Cellar and Private Cellar keepers. ... ... I do love properly cellared Burgundy and Barol Read More

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  • JD, that lineup looks tremendous, looking forward to reading your review! Read More

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  • Nice JD, very envious! Look forward to hearing your thoughts. Read More

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  • Better have some coffee ready.  You're gonna want to try them all.  Are any considered '100' point wines? Read More

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  • This Thursday evening at Officine BRERA, I'll get a chance to taste some incredible wines. Well, they sure look incredible on paper anyhow.Champs1966 Bollinger 1999 Clos des Goisses  White Burgs2004 Leflaive Batard Montrachet 2004 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Chevalier Montrachet 2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet 1999 Bouchard Chevlaier Montrachet  Red B... Read More

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  • Nuits Saint Georges les Brulees Domaine Gille 2012

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  • Great vineyard, average producer, though many swear by Girardin and they are ... ... is not typical for white burgundy, hot year, so many lack average acidity. If you like a richer, fatter style, while still complex, you may enjoy it quite a bit. I have been loving 2011 white burgundies, also 2010 and 2013's. Good luc Read More

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  • 2012 was a rough vintage for Burgundy due to bad weather, hail, crop damage but early reports show the fruit came out , while down in yields, pretty darn good. More intensity to the fruit than say 2009 but not as over the top as 2005. This probably isn't a finessed Meursault. It will have richness to the fruit but won't be flabby. Read More

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