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 »

Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

  • Négrette

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Vivant

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Charles de Valliere

    Famous domain "Charles de Valliere" based in Pommard, Burgundy. Family owned and runned busi...

  • Cordier

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

  • Vincent Girardin

    Styled by Vincent Girardin, his white wines display their quality in finesse, their aromatic pure...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Domaine Parent

    Domaine PARENT based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Some 2013 Burgundy...'14 Beaujolais, and '11 Piedmont!2013 Cristophe Roumier Chambolle Musigny2013 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne Romanee2013 Fourrier Gevery Chambertin V.V.2013 Hudelot Noellat Vosne Romanee 1er Suchots2014 Lapierre Beajolais Morgon2014 Lapierre Morgon Cuvee Marcel2014 I forgot, but supposed to be good! 2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo, Vi... Read More

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  • It was working before off Snooth, then went all boo boo. Go figure. Oh wait, it ... Marcassin, Insignia, various Burgundy (but not all those Patriarche Hospices de Beaune--wtf?), etc., etc. and I'm only three pages in. Wonder what recompense there might be if you buy some and then can prove this auction also contained counterfeits Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is there a such thing as... by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau 2015


    Judging by the depth of colour, the inviting banana, pear and cherry nose, and the chunky mouthfeel of this wine (and there is a little tannin, notwithstanding the brief contact with skins in this kind of wine), 2015 looks like a good year for the Crus. The finish is quite long and elegant for a "new" wine - although Mommessin is always a bit m... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Welcome to Snooth, and I look forward to hearing more about what catches your fancy in Burgundy or elsewhere... Read More

    Forum post in the topic HI I'M R.M.CARTMEL by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • I WRITE MYSTERIES SET IN THE HEART OF BURGUNDY. CURRENTLY THERE ARE TWO BOOKS AVAILABLE, [on line or in paperback where all good books are sold] THE RICHEBOURG AFFAIR AND ITS SEQUEL THE CHARLEMAGNE CONNECTION. I spent a great deal of time in the location researching the books and have quaffed a goodly number of unsuspecting bottles in the proces... Read More

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  • Well, guess they have a bit to learn!  ;-)D - those Flatiron guys are friends of mine. In my old tasting group actually. And they're opening an outpost in SF in a few months.Nice tasting JD! Read More

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  • correction:When I start making $100k/yearJust checked out the prices  :O Read More

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  • ^ What he said ^and I'm not even a Pinot fan.  I might even go find something like this to try out :) Read More

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  • Awesome report JD. Had my mouth watering. Read More

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    Forum post in the topic Staging Question - Burgundy... 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!

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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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