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

  • Marcel Lapierre

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

  • Michel Picard

    Picard Père et Fils is one of the largest wine producers and négociants in Burgundy and, with nea...

  • Remoissenet Père et Fils

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

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Bouchard Père et Fils

    Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lac...

  • Maison Louis Jadot

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Joseph Drouhin Saint Amour 2014

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  • Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru la Perrière Blanc 2013

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  • Alain Gautheron Chablis Premier Cru l'Homme Mort 2014

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  • Albert Bichot Saint Romain 2013

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  • Bourgogne Cepage Pinot Noir Cave de Prisse-Sologny-Verze 1998

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £21 from the website ... stronger than usual for Burgundy in spite of nearly 20 years of bottle age. To be fair,it was an OK wine that went well with the steak but smooth,delicate and subtle it is no Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Cuvee Beatrice Orchys Saint Veran 2004

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £9 from the website ... of the Maconais region of Burgundy. Some of the communes produce reds sold under Beaujolais appellations but Saint Veran is regarded as more prestigious than Beaujolais Blanc.I have not been able to discover much about 'Orchys' as a producer or who 'Beatrice' is but I started the fir... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Ropiteau Freres Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2008

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  • Domaine les Roches Bleues Cotes de Brouilly Reserve des Vieilles Vignes 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £7.Brouilly is an appellation for red wines created in 1938,although viticulture here goes back to the Romans, from six communes around the extinct volcano of Mount Brouilly some 20 miles south of the town of Macon.Cote de Brouilly refers to a smaller area on the upper slope... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chiroubles Cru du Beaujolais Bernard Metrat 2000

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/123514.Chiroubles is one of the cru Beaujolais appellations located to the south of the town of Macon.The appellation was created in 1936 although there has been viticulture here since at least the Romans.My bottle was made by the family concern of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Cru du Beaujolais Julienas Jean-Michel Bataillard 1998

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... is very reminiscent of a Burgundy. I enjoyed it and it went well with the turkey thigh 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!

    Comment by 254394Wines Travel 254394 Wines Travel


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