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.

One major aspect of Burgundy’s fascination is that it has few major grape varieties and is rarely 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

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

    The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • I would serve a Burgundy with game Read More

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  • You shoot it yourself?How prepared?Have had with claret and burgundy (red and white) and German riesling and champers and Loire reds and whites and Rhone reds (more C9dP then further north) successfully. No reason why some Italians wouldn't work, too. Don't usually want too much tannin or oak with the reds.Sauce? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Need a wine for this birdie by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • So where was the Faiveley stored the last 10 years for its label to get like that? Doubtful it looked that way ex-winery.Leaves all turned in Wisconsin, I imagine. Maybe already snow further north? Love that area with the green in the summer.Regarding that 'slight' historical tangent, I had noted when the Coulee was planted, and started ruminati... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy, Barolo Dinner at... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Yes, that was me on the Montecristo...went down much better than the ... red ... red burgs on the Facebook Burgundy group and heard from Erwan of Faiveley, who never got a chance to try the 66' Beze crafted by his grandfather, but he really appreciated my thoughts on the wine, consistent with what he's heard I imagine.As to the '85 Musigny, I'... Read More

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  • Poema Brut Cava 2005

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    Good cava. One bottle got split between my husband and me one night. Nice balance, not to sweet or dry. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Sounds like storage was good for all. Did everyone else provide a few bottles ... another 500 years, anyway. Burgundy was a whole 'nuther country not anywhere within France's control at that point.Ironically, Eleanore got tired of the later overly repentant, monkish and rather childish Louis and had her marriage annulled, too, for the same rea... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Burgundy, Barolo Dinner at... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Great night for sure, JD. Your current focus on Burgundy shines through brightly, though I wonder why you thought one or two of the reds might be too old--maybe for the labels to hold up, but fortunately no problem for the wines, it would seem. I was even thinking the whites were too young.  ;-)  Too bad the barolos hit you with that iodine, tho... Read More

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  • Kudos for being on top of the notes. In a big line-up I normally check out. Truly a memorable evening JD, thanks for sharing! Read More

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  • Glad you enjoyed gents, it was all really over the top. I suppose there is some head room there for even better wines down the road in life, but the food and set up was about as good as it gets. Al, for you and anyone scoring at home, I'd probably put most of the Burgundies between 93 - 96 points. With the Faiveley Beze tops, Jadot Musigny 2nd, ... Read More

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  • CONGRATULATIONS JONDERRY you now are a scholar member of Snooth White Burgundy and a Class A rated Dijon-file. -Your Snooth profile is updated with the Award and Merit. (funny?) - William Read More

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