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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • Château de Pommard

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

  • Cordier

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

    The village of Vosne Romanée entered in the Burgundy history in 636. Il was at the beginning of t...

  • Antonin Rodet

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

  • Michel Picard

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • 2016 Prosper Maufoux Bourgogne, France Chardonnay 2016

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    pleasant across the palate, while a stitch dry at the end of taste, this causes one to want more. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay au Champ Salomon 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Santenay Premier Cru Vaucher Pere et Fils 1986

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for ... of the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.There are no Grand Cru vineyards but 12 Premier Cru.My bottles are from a negociant house in this area.I started the first bottle last night with my steak supper.There is some raspberry and cherry style fruit with some soft tanni... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Lucien Lardy Mouin a Vent les Thorins 2015

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    The Lucien Lardy Moulin-a-Vent exudes a scent of brussels sprouts and light red fruit .. not unexpected from this powerful wine type (explanation deleted here). Some celery, mixed rather interestingly with cherry on the palate. The wine shows a bit of aging, but critics miss the mark; this wine could go on for 5-7 years easily. So much for pai... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I am blessed with a broad palate, I suppose. I can enjoy the fruity Cali pinot ... etc. Most of what comes from Burgundy is out of my budget with the exception of beaujolais. I do believe there are some more restrained wines made in California. Perhaps Rhy or Merry Edwards but others here are more informed about those wines than Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon-Prisse 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • I was probably being a bit tongue-in-cheek regarding the Nouveau.  ... ... the same thing - especially Burgundy and certain areas of Italy.  There is only so much good land, expertise and climate available... and then there is the temptation to over-crop and reduce the loving care needed to produce something special.  Well, I accept that le rè... Read More

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


  • Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2018

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    For Beaujolais Nouveau, we have a decent, well-made primeur - one with lots of tropical fruit such as banana, papaya and mango on the nose. Banana predominates on entry as well, with a hint of tannin (stem). A great quaffing wine for celebrating any vintage. Better than average, if a bit overpriced. 84. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I'd have to say that, in the main, it is usually just my wife and I plus a ... go for a mid-range Bordeaux, Burgundy, or Rhone (any colour - depending a little on food chosen or the time of year, as we've discussed elsewhere), but may spring for something from any country depending on whether adventure is on the menu.  As for Zins, they can be... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Every Day Wine?


  • Vincent Dauvissat Chablis Premier Cru la Forest 2003

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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!

    Comment by 218530amour 218530 amour


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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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