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

  • 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...

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

    In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia a...

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

  • Michel Picard

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

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

    Maison Louis Max is in the happy position of possessing a vineyard of more than 130 hectares :Ala...

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • The iron notes are absolutely the soil.  No question about that.  But ... finds it characteristic of Burgund Read More

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  • Looking at those vines after seeing Burgundy this past April is like looking at the Sequoia trees after tending to a small bush. Read More

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  • It was a jihad wine post.  Read More

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  • D, sold those off for lack of space.  All I really wanted to do was sneak ... ... in there and buy $80-100 burgundy cherries for half price.  So that's what I did.  Add in the tiny bit extra I charged in the resales (about 6% for me, 9% for the state) and that knocked another $25 off my wines, so I'm storing/drinking Raphet and Pousse d'Or for... Read More

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  • Nice Burgundy, DV!  ;-) Read More

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  • Same here, I have many wines I meant to post but just ran out of time. It's not easy for me because I can't just upload from my iphone since it will go sideways on most people here if I do so. So it's a three step process, and most haven't been making it to step three.On these last two pictures, it looks like we failed to disguise ourselves from... Read More

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  • Glad you're still drinking JD.  Me too.  I have about forty pictures of wine I've taken over the past eight months, but just got too lazy to bother posting.  I only have one that might be of interest and that was a North Coast Sonoma Syrah called Radio-Coteau, a 2005.  It was great. Read More

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  • nvesting in wine is by no means a new phenomenon. Many years before fine wine ... ... best wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and a small number of iconic wines from other regions have proved to be sound investments over the past twenty years, though it is important to remember that one must take a long term view. The fine wine market enjoyed an exc... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Fine Wine Investment...


  • Domaine Costal Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Really nice chablis. Plenty of lemon cream, green pear, decent acidity and a bit of salinity on the medium to medium-long finish. I like this wine but it seems to be just a touch flat, may need some more time in bottle to bring out some complexity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Maison Jessiaume Bourgogne Rouge 2012

    Snoothrank:

    after a bad bottle of another cuvee this was a nice return to good wine. very smooth, light on its feet, but pleasant, not overwhelming, but very complimentary of the variety. ah the french! never let me down. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • 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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