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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Négrette

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Château de Chassagne-Montrachet

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

  • Louis Latour

    The Latours have been vintners in Burgundy since the 17th century, slowly building a unique Do...

  • Charles de Valliere

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

  • 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...

  • Domaine Parent

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

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Burgundy on Snooth

  • Andre Goichot Chablis Premier Cru Vosgros 2016

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Domaine Mazilly Pere et Fils Vieilles Vignes Gevrey Chambertin 2004

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk for ... on ... ... on the Cotes de Nuits in Burgundy. There are 9 Grand Cru and 26 Premier Cru vineyards although my bottle is from one at village level. I started the bottle the other evening with my steak supper. There is some cherry and bramble style fruit with some soft, su... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Patrick Javillier Meursault Clos du Cromin 2017

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    Pale yellow color. Lightly fruity nose. Light fruit on the tip of the tongue--lemon, kiwi. Nice refreshing tartness. Some caramel, To the American palate, this is a fairly light Chardonnay. Interesting retronasal sensation under the rear palate suggesting baking spice. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Henri Darnat Bourgogne Chardonnay "La Jumalie" 2016

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    The to-me-unknown-until now Henri Darnat (Meursault) has produced a smaller ... ... Great value in white Burgundy. 8 Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  •  I recently had to have a fair amount of miscellaneous dental work done - ... - ... and Beaune from North Burgundy.  Just don't have the room or the capacity for it all, I am afraid. Read More

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


  • Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2017

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    Domaine Drouhin-Vaudon (named for the windmill at Vaudon, an HQ of Domaine Drouhin) presents the 2017 Vaillons (Premier Cru Chablis). In the glass, the colour shows light apply cider notes and a scent of green apple, nutmeg and vanilla. Entry is crisp, with muted oak, nutmeg-almond and apple mid-palate. The oak is more forward than I would ex... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune du Château Rouge Premier Cru 2001

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website.It ... Cote de Beaune in southern Burgundy.Bouchard is a well known vineyard owner and negociant house based in the town of Beaune.My bottle is 100% pinot noir and I started it last night with my steak supper. It is a brownish and almost pink colour.There is some cherry... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Gilles Morat Pouilly-Fuisse Climat Sur la Roche 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the www.cellartrade.co.uk ... Cotes ... Cotes Maconnais in southern Burgundy.My bottle comes from a small family owned producer.The grapes are from the 'Sur la Roche' vineyard on an east facing slope and the wine was aged and kept on its lees for 12 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Julienas 'Les Mouilles' Pardon et Fils 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Belgravia [www.majestic.co.uk]Julienas is an appellation created in 1938 for red wines from around the village of that name some 8 miles south of the village of Macon.It is one of the 'cru Beaujolais' appellations Julienas is named after Julius Ceasar and viticulture here goes back at least 20... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Lagneau Vieilles Vignes Cotes-de-Brouilly 2008

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website.Brouilly is an appellation for red wines created in 1938,although viticulture here goes back to the Romans,from 6 communes around the extinct volcano of Mont Brouilly,some 20 miles south of the town of Macon.Cotes de Brouilly refers to a smaller area on the upper slopes a... 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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