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

  • 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 ...

  • Remoissenet Père et Fils

    This family business was established in a 14th century building in Beaune in 1877. They own a 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...

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Cordier

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • A mixed listing from several regions:Domaine Joblot from BurgundyBertheau’s Bourgogne rougeTWR from Kiwiland…http://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1297186Donkey & Goat’s Helluva VineyardVincent Wine Company in WillametteCristom Mt JeffersonDown towards Santa Cruz:  http://portolavineyards.com/our-win...   Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon ... ... does remind me of great Burgundy.  Eben Lillie  |  8 in stock  |  $38.99 Cameron 2016 Dundee Giovanni Pinot Blanc In the words of John Paul Cameron: "This came about many years ago after developing a love for fresh Friulian white wines. I talked Bill Wayne [of Ab... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • This offer from Ian Cauble looks worth trying:  ATA RANGI, ... ... microclimate is compared to Burgundy’s and whose place on the international wine stage owes a lot to Clive Paton of the world-renowned Ata Rangi, producer of today’s exceptional Pinot Noir value.With one of the larger diurnal shifts (day-to-night temperature swings) on the isla... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Paul, well said.  Al, for $20, you're not going to get 1er Cru Burgundy but the Hahn SLH is a solid 6. Read More

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  • And even pinot noir, some that's fairly interesting. And a lot cheaper than Burgundy...Al, the Loire, and each of its grapes, deserves its/their own threads. I take it the effort to chase down any more cheap-but-good PN is kaput.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever-Changing Value Wines -... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • We enjoyed a nice Bordeaux (red) and Burgundy (white) at The Wine House last night, along with steak and scallops for dinner.  Then it was the student fall dance performance at George Mason University.  Nice evening out in the very cold weather (as in freezing).   Read More

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  • Louis Jadot Beaujolais 2015

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    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [www.oddbins.co.uk] for ... ... £13.It is from the general Burgundy appellation made by the Nuiton-Beaunoy co-operative group that was aged on its lees in a stainless steel tank.I started it last night with my steak supper. The colour of the wine is quite pale almost like a rose but there is s... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Parent Volnay Premiere Cru Clos des Chenes 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • I knew I could count on you guys! Thanks so much for such great insight!I've been to Burgundy, spent 4 wonderful days with a designated driver and was able to taste some spectacular wine. Which in a way is a disservice, because now I keep wanting to drink the same wines here in NY, but they are way more expensive.In any event... I am a bit of an... Read More

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  • 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!

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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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