Burgundy Wine

Bourgogne is perhaps the most complex and intimidating of French wine regions. 
It enjoys an exceptional geographical location, but it has plenty of other things going for it. Perfect weather for growing grapes, rich soils, renowned varietals and its remarkable Climats all combine to produce its 84 appellations that are recognized around the world. Not forgetting the expertise of its winegrowers, who hand down their know-how from generation to generation, whilst remaining up-to-speed with all the latest developments
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 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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Négrette

  • 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 ...

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Cordier

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

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  • OT has a good point - alcohol levels have risen over the past few decades, but ... particularly Bordeaux and Burgundy, because they need to turn out product every year and couldn't rely on sunny weather like they can in much of CA, which is approximately the size of France. So it's as accurate to talk about "California" wine as it is to talk a... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... this bottle out on a white Burgundy drinker; it hits some of the same spots whist clearly maintaining its own identity. -msb   |  9 in stock  |  $39.99 Navarre NV Pineau de Charentes Rose  |  2 in stock  |  $54.99 Clos du Rouge Gorge (Cyril Fhal) 2011 VdP des Côt... Read More

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  • Perrin Cotes du Rhone Reserve Red 2013


    Well balance fruit and acid with very light tannins. Easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Mark, what was the Hollywood Bowl 'boorishness'? And how were the ... ... and a lot of village-level Burgundy. The Pouilly-Fume to start with made us forget the Kiwi cat piss pretty quickly. Then Monday (a holiday) was a lot of white and rose sparkling, with some still Graves white (SB & semillon blend) thrown in. The sparkling included some V... Read More

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  • Paul et Marie Jacqueson Rully Premier Cru les Cloux 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Domaine des Poncetys Macon Davaye 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • RC - There are several 'French Family' wineries in Willamette Valley, ... to the similar climate in Burgundy, France.  We found Domaine Serene to be too expensive for shipping, as in $70 for six bottles.  We quit their wine club over a year ago, and replaced it with Domaine Drouhin (very close by).  Same high quality wines, from what I can tel... Read More

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  • Domaine Denis Race Petit Chablis 2015


    Medium lemon aromas with pleasant white blossom floral notes and a steely, sea breeze minerality on the nose. Fruit notes of peach, melon and lemon in the mouth, with a continuation of the minerality from the nose, strong and pure with notes of wet slate blowing ahead of a peach and apple finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Joseph Drouhin Chablis 2015


    Pleasant green apple and lemon balm aromas with a green minerality amidst fresh fruit. Warmly and richly fruited, creamy notes of lemon, green apple and grapefruit with a soft finish of slate minerality, fine refreshing acidity and warm spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Domaine Vocoret & Fils les Forets Chablis Premier Cru 2013


    Steely and crisp aromas of mineral driven lemon and just a hint of oak. Tangerine, lemon and grapefruit flavors on the palate with a fresh and almost effervescent palate of zesty acidity tempered by creamy oak. Delightful. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

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