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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Négrette

  • 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

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Remoissenet Père et Fils

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

  • Domaine Louis Max

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

  • Domaine Daniel Rion et Fils

    Created in 1955 by Daniel Rion, this family-owned estate began with only two hectares (5 acres) o...

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Domaine Denis Race Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2016


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • Any perspective on this at $24, Greg? J&J Eger, Egri Kékfrankos ... minute decant and pour into Burgundy stems around 60 degrees. A simple preparation of homemade pastrami is the food of choice here. Eat, drink, and enjoy!&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Domaine de Mauperthuis Irancy Pinot Noir 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.houseoftownend.com for ... ... ... grape introduced into Burgundy by the Romans and is a cross between pinot noir and a Spanish grape called argent.Domaine de Mauperthuis is a small family concern in this area.My bottle does consist of 90% pinot noir and 10% cesar.I started it last night with ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • This is particularly for Duncan in London: Burgundy varietals from across the globe. Looks like it would be worth attending, if schedule allows. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume Domaine Yvon & Laurent Vocoret 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Louis Jadot Moulin-a-Vent Château des Jacques 2013


    Dark ruby in color with some garnet at the edges. Medium weight, sour cherries, tart mid palate, finishes with dried cherries and some drying tannin. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Cote de Nuits 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002

  • L&c Poitout Vaucoupin Stellaris Chablis Premier Cru 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Chateau de Chamilly Aligote 2015


    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from the website ... grape from anywhere in the Burgundy region.The aligote grape was traditionally mixed with a blackcurrant liquer to make a drink called kir and is also a grape widely grown in eastern Europe.Chateau de Chamilly is a small family concern on the Cotes Chalonaise in southern Burgundy.I start... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Clotilde Davenne Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses 2010


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    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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