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 »

Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • 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...

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2003

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... is from the large Burgundy house of Faiveley.I started it at the weekend with my steak supper. It is fairly full-bodied for a Burgundy and there is plenty of red fruit with soft but well structured tannins. It is not particularly subtle or delicate but it went well with the steak.I would say thi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Andre Goichot Monthelie Premier Cru les Duresses 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Nice lineup Stephen.  I would have enjoyed that tasting experience.As for ... ... prefer the Oregon (as in Burgundy) blending styl Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Tasting with my Team


  • Domaine Auvigue Macon Solutre le Moulin du Pont 2014

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    Wine review by eugenep


  • Domaine Tollot Beaut Chorey les Beaune 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Yes  - the June Public Holiday weekendFriday - 10th JuneI hosted a wine ... wine ... range Premier Cru Burgundy.  Definitely slight more raspberry fruit than a burg but has excellent slightly savoury overtones and developed nicely in the glass, will benefit greatly with another 5 years [maybe more but not enough history to know just yet] AUD4... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine des Deux Roches Saint-Veran Rives de Longsault 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet En Remilly Premiere Cru 2004

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy there is a slope known as Mont Rachet [Bare Mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassagne [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names] The Chassagne-Montrachet appellation was originally created for white wines only in 1937 but extende... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Rully Michel Picard 1998

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... Chalonaise sub-region of Burgundy.My bottle comes from Michel Picard,one of the larger vineyard owners and negociants in Burgundy who also have interests in the Rhone and Loire valleys.I started a bottle last night with my steak supper. There is plenty of red fruit and the tannins g... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet 2014

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    Unlike the winemaker notes' description, I found this Chardonnay unremarkable, somewhat bland, and with little aroma. I have had less expensive wines from Olivier Leflaive and other Chardonnays with much more power and resonance. Read More

    Wine review by ladyjane9


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