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 »

Mentor for Burgundy Wines

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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Vivant

  • 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

  • Chanson Père et Fils

    The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in...

  • Domaine Parent

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

  • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret

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

  • Vincent Girardin

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

  • Remoissenet Père et Fils

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

  • Charles de Valliere

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Chateau Villars Fontaine le Rouard Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2004

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Monthelie Leglise et Fils 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk for £6.50. ... on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy. This commune is fairly small with only 300 acres under vine,no grand cru vineyards and 15 premier cru vineyards although my bottle is only a village level cuvee.I started my bottle last night with my steak supper. There is plen... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Jayer-Gilles Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Pinot Noir 2008

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses Premier Cru Ile des Vergelesses 2011

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    The 2011 Chandon de Briailles Premier Cru Pernand-Vergelesses is still going strong. Colour is still quite deep red, although somewhat lighter than the better vintages with a thinner rim (2011 is good, not great). The nose is dominated by the scent of vegetable tops such as carrot and celery overlaid with fermented strawberry with the usual "c... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Dupasquier et Fils Cote de Nuits-Villages 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Latricieres-Chambertin Thorin 1982

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.cellartrade.co.uk for £30. ... ... on the Cotes de Nuits in Burgundy. There are 9 grand cru vineyards and 26 premier crus. One of the Grand Cru vineyards is called Latricieres and this got its own AOC in 1937 although it only has 7 hectares. My bottle is from the Thorin negociant house and the ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2019

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    The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau is lighter in colour than the last vintage, but has a good banana and Christmas Candle scent (cranberry, cheap garden flowers), and entry is more acidic (in keeping with the difficult vintage, perhaps). There is a short, but smooth finish. Better than expected. 85 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine Thevenot-le Brun & Fils Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Clos du Vignon la Cabotte 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • A fan of strong drink, eh DV (well, maybe not, given your upbringing and ... ... drink a truly fine PN from Burgundy or (say) Oregon and possibly Ontario or BC, it is truly a magnificent experience with velvety mouth feel, balance and poetically nuanced flavour.  Since Burgundian wines have become so expensive over the past 30-40 years, I have... Read More

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  • DV, yes we did, here's the write up, thanks again for the Meyer Pinot.We ... ... place finisher. Both the Burgundy and the PG showed great balance and layers of dark red berries with the Michel Magnien showing hints of smoke and leather. I finished the last of the Meyer Family the next evening and it was still quite lively, tasty and refreshin... 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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