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

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • A. et P. de Villaine Bouzeron 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Santa? In March no less? Well yes, I exist all year round, and I've been ... Giacosa Barolo or Grand Cru Burgundy or Krug Champagne.A dollar a day. Reveal day could really be something special. Can this get any traction? Please discus Read More

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  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 2013

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    honey, grass, and sweet spices, red currants; long fruity finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Last night was definitely wine with food. Was at the Greenbrier main dining ... Meursault/Lobster, and Red Burgundy/Duck.The 2012 Bourgueil was more on the elegant, finessed side, though not without a solid core to it. In this case the food took center stage, and the wine gave it good compan Read More

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  • Macon-Lugny Saint-Pierre Bouchard Pere & Fils 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Mike makes his wines for near term drinking. He always tells me "People ... that enjoys aged Barolo and Burgundy he is first off a winemaker who has to sell his wine. Library bottles and excessive back bintage inventory do not make you money. When people know your wine will age for 20-30 years there is no  urgency to buy. When you sell DTC you... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Myriad, Quivet, Becklyn, etc....


  • I think JD is correct when you talk about Cab Sauv. Best is from Napa and you ... East Coast is far more like Burgundy than the west. But the owners, who also make a PN BTW, for which they're actually better known, decided quite consciously to charge a lot for their wine so that it would seem serious. It worked.That's the funny thing about pri... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Learning more about US wine


  • Maison L. Tramier et Fils Mercurey Château Mi-Pont Blanc 2000

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    refreshing with apples and pineapples, and hints of limestone Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Jean Marc Brocard Chablis 2010

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    chilly nose, with hints of chalk and limestone; refreshing, sweet and savoury at the same time Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • That's what I was thinking. The Egurens sold Termanthia for $35M 10 years ... mentioned, Kroenke made his Burgundy buy recently. Supposedly Grand Cru vineyards are over 4M euros per hectare and Martray has 11 hectares but it produces Grand Cru exclusively, so I imagine it went for quite a bit more than that. And Kroenke only got 80 percent, no... 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!

    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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