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 »

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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vivant

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Remoissenet Père et Fils

    This family business was established in a 14th century building in Beaune in 1877. They own a t...

  • Cordier

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Chenas Chateau de Belleverne 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.kwoff.co.uk for £10. Chenas is an appellation for red wines created in 1936,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,from the two communes of Chenas and Chapelle de Guinchay about 10 miles south of the town of Macon. It is the smallest of the 'cru Beaujolais' and like all Beaujo... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Olivier Ravier Beaujolias Villages 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop on the Isle of Wight [www.winetherapy.co.uk] for £12. Beaujolais is an appellation created in 1936 for red and white wines from 96 communes between Macon and Lyon and 38 of those communes mainly in the north are allowed to use the more prestigious Beaujolais Villages appellation..Olivier Ravier is a small... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Francois d'Allaines Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Chardonnay 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £9. ... Chalon-sur-Saone in southern Burgundy Francois D'Allaines runs a small concern in this area..I started my bottle last night with my fish supper. It is a dry wine with some melon and peach style fruit but I have had fruitier chardonnay wines and my overall impresion... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Aloxe-Corton Domaine Rollin Pere et Fils 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.There are 13 Premier Cru vineyards and the three Grand Cru vineyards of Corton,Corton-Charlemagne and Charlemagne overlap although they have their own appellations. My bottle is only a village level wine from the small family concern of Domaine Rollin Pere et f... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I remember this stuff from vacation with my parent in Vermont in the late 70s ... of champagne and sparkling burgundy. (I should probably say "burgundy.") Very cold duck was different proportions, though I don't remember if it was more champagne or more burgund Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value of Paul Masson Very...


  • I remember this stuff from vacation with my parent in Vermont in the late 70s ... of champagne and sparkling burgundy. (I should probably say "burgundy.") Very cold duck was different proportions, though I don't remember if it was more champagne or more burgund Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value of Paul Masson Very...


  • I remember this stuff from vacation with my parent in Vermont in the late 70s ... of champagne and sparkling burgundy. (I should probably say "burgundy.") Very cold duck was different proportions, though I don't remember if it was more champagne or more burgund Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value of Paul Masson Very...


  • I remember this stuff from vacation with my parent in Vermont in the late 70s ... of champagne and sparkling burgundy. (I should probably say "burgundy.") Very cold duck was different proportions, though I don't remember if it was more champagne or more burgund Read More

    Forum post in the topic Value of Paul Masson Very...


  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Vaulorent Premier Cru 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Interesting thread and posts.  I have less than 100 (around 75 now), but ... ... age-worthy Bordeaux, Burgundy or Rhone... with a few world and North American wines sitting on their sides as well.  I feel that I can buy what I want (lucky me) from people who know how to care for older wines - should I want to do so.  Therefore, when the downs... 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!

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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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