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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Saint-Veran 'Les Charmones' 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local shop [www.boroughwines.co.uk] for ... of the Maconais region of Burgundy. Some of the communes produce reds sold under Beaujolais appellations but Saint Veran is regarded as more prestigious than Beaujolais blanc.My bottle is from the small family concern of Domaine Thomas and is made from a parcel of ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Les Capitans' Julienas 2001


    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/123513. Julienas is an appellation created in 1938 for red wines from around the village of that name in the north of the Beaujolais region some 8 miles south of the town of Macon.It is one of the 'cru' Beaujolais appellations.Julienas is named after Julius Ceasa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Essence de Fruit Brouilly 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special offer for £5. Brouilly is the largest [covering six communes] and most southerly of the cru Beaujolais appellations and is named after the extinct volcano of Mont Broilly on whose lower slopes the vines are planted. The smaller sister appellation of Cotes de Brouilly r... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Domaine Metrat et Fils Fleurie ' la Roilette' 2001


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/121809 for only £1 as I was the only bidder [although I did also pay a £10 delivery charge] Fleurie is a small appellation for red wines from the commune of that name some 12 miles south of the town of Macon.It is one of the Cru beaujolais and like all red Beaujolai... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Antonin Rodet Red Burgundy 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on special offer at £12.Antonin Rodet is a large and well known Buirgundy house and this is one of their more basic cuvees I started it last night with my steak supper.There is plenty of a soft cherry and raspberry style fruit but it is not particularly full bodied although unobs... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Domaine la Croix Montjoie l'Impatiente Bourgogne Vézelay 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • I bought a bottle of that Campobasso Mellow Red today and noticed on the ... on the back it says it is Burgundy. It tastes of jam and black te Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zinfandel for some reason...

  • Pernand-Vergelesses les Belles Filles Jean-Claude Ramonet 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Vignerons de Mancey les Essentielles de Mancy Macon-Mancey 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Had another gathering of a this-time-shrunken batch of our 'salon' ... ... ... of that generic regional Burgundy I criticized in my last post, then a case of Bouchard Chambolle-Musigny '13. After a half glass of each I skipped past the first two (while raiding the host's private stash of Dom Peri '05 which I knew he had and I got after-the-fac... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

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