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...

  • Marcel Lapierre

    In 1973, Marcel Lapierre begins again the family business composed then by 7 hectares with the cu...

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Almost mentioned GregT. He was able to pin point an issue I have with a lot of Pinot, even some Burgs, to which he said Pinot sometimes has a habit of being "grapey". Read More

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  • Wasn't it GregT that coined that phrase, JD?  ;-) Read More

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  • You guys are driving me nuts.  My French wine space in cellar is pretty ... in other areas and buy more Burgund Read More

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  • Glad we're swaying you Rckr...they say all roads lead to Burgundy. Read More

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  • Opened this today. Bought it for $25 at the french club in Mexico City, don´t know if this is available in the US, but at $25 it is an absolutely steal. Earthy, ripe fruit, truffels, all you can ask for from a  Cotes de Nuits 1er Cru.  Read More

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  • Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet Chassagne-Montrachet 2013

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  • Bass Phillip certainly a most restrained along with Main Ridge and Ashton ... ... have tried to be as true to Burgundy as possibleMount Mary is also very much focused on restraint and the more meaty earthy style of burgundyMost of the Top end wine of the makers I have listed will age well to at least 10 years in good vintage yearsBass Phillip ... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... ... ... more fruit driven than Burgundy, however as vine age and clone selection get better they are heading more towards Burgundy.I would suggest we will not get to be truly the same as Burgundy in general the ability of the wines to be complex and change in glass is... Read More

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  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... ... ... more fruit driven than Burgundy, however as vine age and clone selection get better they are heading more towards Burgundy.I would suggest we will not get to be truly the same as Burgundy in general the ability of the wines to be complex and change in glass is... Read More

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  • Would love to hear more from you, Stephen, on Aussie PNs. A quick and dirty ... them up against some Kiwi or Burgundy examples for reference? Nice clean label on that Yabby Lake. Wouldn't mind the chance to experience the actual wine....Fox, was wondering who'd jump on my flight of whimsy at bottom of the yuba nutshell. That was actually how I... Read More

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