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

  • Négrette

  • Vivant

  • Aligoté

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

  • 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 Louis Max

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

  • Labouré-Roi

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

  • Antonin Rodet

    ANTONIN RODET proposes wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Marcel Lapierre

    In 1973, Marcel Lapierre begins again the family business composed then by 7 hectares with the cu...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • 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

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  • Patrick Piuze Chablis Premier Cru les Roncieres 2017

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  • Domaine Fichet la Cra Macon Ige 2016

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  • Domaine Edmond Cornu Ladoix Vieilles Vignes 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Oxfordshire [www.oxfordwine.co.uk] ... on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy. Domaine Edmond Cornu et fils is a family concern in this area. I started my bottle last night with my steak supper.The wine was a nice dark colour and fairly full bodied for a Burgundy.It was well structured although it was al... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Maison Henri Boillot Criots Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 2013

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  • Puligny-Montrachet Charles Thomas 1988

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... of the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy there is a slope known as Mont Rachet[bare mountain] between the villages of Puligny and Chassagne both of which have appended Montrachet to their names,which has been famous for white chardonnay wines for centuries although there are a few reds.The commune of ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Champs Gain Chateau Masson 2005

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  • Pommard Premier Cru les Arvelets Chateau Masson 1999

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  • Domaine de Rochebin Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Oxfordshire [www.oxfordwines.co.uk] ... ... southern end of the Burgundy region. My bottle is labelled under the basic Burgundy appellation.I started it last night with my steak supper. There is plenty of a cherry,raspberry and strawberry style fruit with some soft,subtle but structured tannins. In s... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine des Nugues Beaujolais-Villages Blanc 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.vinatis.co.uk for £11.Beaujolais is an appellation created in 1936 for red and white wines from 96 communes between Macon and Lyon and 36 of these communes mainly in the north are allowed to use the more prestigious Beaujolais Villages appellation.Beaujolais Blanc is made of the chardonnay grape ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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!

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