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.

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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...

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

  • Louis Latour

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

  • Vincent Girardin

    The Girardin family has been making wine as far back as the 17th century, making Vincent Girard...

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Lucien le Moine Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru les Folatieres 2002

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... On the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy there is a slope known as Mont Rachet [Bare Mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassange [both of which have appended Montrachet to their names] which is famous for white wines although there are a few reds.The commune of Puligny-Montrachet g... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine des Billards Saint-Amour 2015

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    This Cru Beaujolais is a fine wine; the nose is of a young woman's perfume - not the kind a richer person can afford, but mixed with her 18-year old purity of scent. On the palette comes a deep, vinous, juicy red-lip smack of flavour with the memoire of fresh grapes (Gamay, of course) lying in deep bunches. Delicious and there is the lasting vi... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Joseph Drouhin Chorley-Les-Beaune Red Burgundy 2014

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    Smoky and brooding with a gruff exterior and streaks of perfumed tar belying a fresh fruit core of cherry and strawberry. This starts out juicy on the palate but quickly goes rustic, earthy and toasted with lit matchstick earthiness and muted fruit notes of cranberry and cherry. Austere, elegant and complex. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Domaine Gille Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Le Renard Givry Domaines Devillard 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Deux Roches Vire-Clesse Tradition Collovray & Terrier 2014

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  • Albert Bichot Domaine Long Depaquit 2013

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  • Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe Aux Jacques Beaujolais

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    Wine review by eric4x4


  • Mercurey Clos Fortoul 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... on the Cotes Chalonaise in Burgundy.There are 32 premier cru vineyards but no Grand Cru.My bottle was made by the Burgundy house of Remoissenet and is a village level wine.I started it last night with my steak supper.It is fairly full bodied for a Burgundy and there is plenty of a cherry... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Got together with a couple friends hadn't seen for nearly two years. Mid ... and '14 generic regional Burgundy PN that was so light it could've been Swiss so we dropped the two bottles of it into the buckets, too, and gargled with it before going back to the Gewurtz. Lots of good bread (baquettes and brown loaves with figs baked in) and seafoo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • 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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