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 »

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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • 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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Labouré-Roi

    The House of Laboure-Roi dates back to 1832, when it was founded in the town of Nuits-Saint-Georg...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

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

  • Cordier

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Latricieres-Chambertin Thorin 1982

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £30. ... ... on the Cotes de Nuits in Burgundy. There are 9 grand cru vineyards and 26 premier crus. One of the Grand Cru vineyards is called Latricieres and this got its own AOC in 1937 although it only has 7 hectares. My bottle is from the Thorin negociant house and the ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019

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    The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is lighter in colour than the last vintage, but has a good banana and Christmas Candle scent (cranberry, cheap garden flowers), and entry is more acidic (in keeping with the difficult vintage, perhaps). There is a short, but smooth finish. Better than expected. 85 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine Thevenot-le Brun & Fils Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Clos du Vignon la Cabotte 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • A fan of strong drink, eh DV (well, maybe not, given your upbringing and ... ... drink a truly fine PN from Burgundy or (say) Oregon and possibly Ontario or BC, it is truly a magnificent experience with velvety mouth feel, balance and poetically nuanced flavour.  Since Burgundian wines have become so expensive over the past 30-40 years, I have... Read More

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  • DV, yes we did, here's the write up, thanks again for the Meyer Pinot.We ... ... place finisher. Both the Burgundy and the PG showed great balance and layers of dark red berries with the Michel Magnien showing hints of smoke and leather. I finished the last of the Meyer Family the next evening and it was still quite lively, tasty and refreshin... Read More

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  • Alain Geoffroy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Oxfordshire [www.oxfordwines.co.uk] ... area although this is a red Burgundy under the basic Bourgogne appellation.It is 100% pinot noir from 40 year old vines and was aged in oak barrels. I started it last night with my steak supper There is some redcurrant,cranberry and raspberry style fruit with a ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I dare say you are right concerning the general level of quality GT.  I ... ... price competition.  Burgundy has to be the most overpriced, overhyped wine in the world - the reputation being worthy of same in many instances notwithstanding.Anyway, glad to see a post from you. Read More

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  • Don't know if anyone saw the most recent issue of Wine Spectator - November ... with top US Chardonnays and Burgundy. You can find some truly enjoyable, crisp Chardonnay in CA for $40 and for even less than that in the Mâcon.But it's good that the wines are getting some more recognition. They certainly deserve i Read More

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  • OK, DV - and those of you in this echo-chamber (hey! - I get to hear the beauty ... ... in France - aside from Burgundy and Northern Rhone, bien sûr); rather it is the only taste in which we can properly compare other wines as worthy or no.  Maybe a good claret will makes its appearance when we visit the Island as planned just prior to moving. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Premier Cru les Roncieres 2017

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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