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

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Varietals Produced in Burgundy View all

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Vivant

  • Négrette

  • 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...

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...

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  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • 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 ...

  • Albert Bichot

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Dominique Piron Brouilly 2011


    Interestingly, I have not imbibed of the products of Brouilly for a couple of years. Good grog though, and this entry shows an attractive, soft plum nose with a touch of leather. Colour is Gamay red - almost black. On the palate, there is a nice Damson flavour with a hint of stem - though not intrusively bitter. Better than the last draft I ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Fox, I have a 2000 Aldo Conterno too!  Oops, no, 1999 and just ... to go ... ... to go with (I'd say Burgundy, but you know Greg and I....).Were you sitting on that Seghesi Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • *****Raspberries, all back, short front and long.. is what the 2012 Pisoni Vineyard Burgundy brings. Rosella's 2012 also long but Blue and Blackberry darker and deeper and I love both. Def. Pinot and Def. Burgundy..Unfortunately this wine will be consumed now @ 14.5%- 15.5% and not allowed to soften with time.Ps. Richard. -Sorry to hear you drif... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Mysterious case of Pisoni 2012

  • Drouhin Saint-Veran 2012


    Excellent chardonnay from Drouhin - Burgundy. Lemon cream, key lime, slate, minerality, a bit of saline and a good bite of acidity. Not overly complex or deep but a nice, mouth watering chard from a great producer. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • OK, so I've been posting some fringe wines here lately, but I'm not all ... a very nice Drouhin white burgundy on the deck.  Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday, cheer Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Have only tried the '89 which was memorable, but not sure the bottle was a ... a ... but have 12+ cases of Burgundy, mostly cru' Read More

    Forum post in the topic Montrose: good stuff!

  • Debeaune Morgon Belles Grives. France Beaujolais-Villages Morgon 2009


    Decent enough entry level red. Well balanced with nice bright cherry and cranberry, decent acidity, a bit lacking in depth but overall not a bad mid-week wine. Interesting note, Jean-Claude Debeaune is the second label for George Dubeouf. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • The design color and motif are more Burgundy-ish or CNdP-ish or perhaps Madiran or even elsewhere, not Bordeaux--as imagined by a designer who doesn't know the wine world well. Obviously the show, which has won Emmies, has great production values and even good scripts, doesn't do a lot of product placement.'___ des Boothes' in a parody of gothic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Quiz: What wine is this?

  • "Well, Margaux is not an appellation,"Everybody is concerned about ... appellation."True in Burgundy (to the extent the appellation is in bigger type, but the wine name goes above the appellation, with the producer below--usually but not always the same),  not so in Bordeaux.  In other words, completely backward--it's a very modern (New World)... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Quiz: What wine is this?

  • George Noellat Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru les Boudots 2011


    perfectly good! very elegant over all, good aroma, strong in taste. forgot the vintage year,,1999 ~ 2005, though. Read More

    Wine review by t3eguchi

  • DUJAC CLOS DENIS '05 SERIOUSLY INTENSE Heavily Blackcherried, herby,firm and authoratative, but never coarse and over-rustic. A SMOKY DREAM WITH JUICY OUTCOME!!! Quite satisfying to a sophisticated palate!

    Comment by 218530amour 218530 amour

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  • A Big week ahead of us in Burgundy: HARVEST! I uploaded a couple of pictures taken Sunday Sept. 14 in Clos Vougeot and Gevrey Chambertin areas. Enjoy!

    Comment by 254394Wines Travel 254394 Wines Travel

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