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 »

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...

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

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

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...

  • Mâconnais

      The Maconnais is the southernmost part of Burgundy, if you don’t count Beaujolais. It is b...

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 ...

  • Louis Latour

    The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Do...

  • Cordier

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Antonin Rodet

    ANTONIN RODET proposes wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Since I canceled that Domaine Serene wine club yesterday and saved us around ... was French wine, both Red Burgundy and Red Bordeaux.  I was able to pick up different years on two of the French wines, the Chateau Gaby 2009 / 2011 Bordeaux and the Chateau Chamirey 2006 / 2007 Burgundy.  The Gaby's rating is shown below.  I also selected the 201... Read More

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  • Antonin Guyon Chambolle-Musigny les Cras 2005


    Guyon outdid himself on this one; his Chambolle-Musigny is exquisite with a perfumed essence of strawberry trifle, cranberry sauce and cedar bark on the nose. The dark, rich and dense core is evident on the palate with deep cherry and milk chocolate on the finish which is medium to long. A very fine wine at an excellent price and drinking well... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Domaine Jean Foillard Morgon Cote de Py Vieilles Vignes 2008


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    Wine review by piratelaurrra

  • Louis Tete le Pot Beaujolais Nouveau 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Francois & Denis Clair Santenay Clos Genet 2012


    A nose of "white burgundy straw" Nice minerality and acdity makes this a splendid accompaniment to delicate white fish or for scallops. It's elegant and refined. Read More

    Wine review by ncmathsadist

  • Jadot Louis Pouilly Fuisse 2012


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    Wine review by mark

  • Pop and pour, at around 65 plus degrees, there is big red cherry, some cola, ... ... with a kiss of oak. As a Burgundy drinker, I found this very true to CA Pinot in style, though not harsh or over the top. 13.8 stated ABV. Think I have too many of these (5 more) for my palate, may have to find a better home for a few of these.  &nbs Read More

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  • So the tasting of 2012's continues, of course there were a ton tasted at La ... La ... to buy mags of Red Burgundy, I may go for a mag at some point and forget about it. Here's a pic of the young lad. Read More

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  • Croix de Montceau Saint-Veran 2010


    This Saint-Veran was discounted and worth a try - being a worthy neighbour of Pouilly-Fuisse and a wine I have not tried for some time. This older vintage was bright yellow in colour and aging nicely with an appealing scent of anise and apple crumble and a smooth, characterful entry and finish with more apple, peach and oily anise. Very good v... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Maison Thomas Bassot Macon Villages 2012


    Green apple and a surprising floral note on the nose. Nice fruit in the mouth with good acidity and a long mineral laced finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

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