The best wines of Burgundy

Discover the best wines of Burgundy as well as the best winemakers of Burgundy and estates of Burgundy to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Burgundy and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Burgundy by region

Looking for a good wine of Burgundy among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Burgundy. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Burgundy with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Burgundy

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Burgundy

Red wines from the region of Burgundy go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of sliced beef with peppers, veal roast, country style or cassoulet of yesteryear.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Burgundy

On the nose the red wine of the region of Burgundy. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, tobacco or black currant and sometimes also flavors of perfume, blackberry or black fruits. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Burgundy. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in red wine of Burgundy

  • 1990 With an average score of 4.80/5
  • 1997 With an average score of 4.56/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.53/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.51/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.51/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.49/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Burgundy

  • Pinot Noir

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Burgundy

A wine route planned in the region of Burgundy? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Burgundy.

Discovering the wine region of Burgundy

Bourgogne is the catch-all regional appellation title of the Burgundy wine region in eastern France ("Bourgogne" is the French name for Burgundy). Burgundy has a Complex and comprehensive appellation system; counting Premier Cru and Grand Cru titles, the region has over 700 appellation titles for its wines. Thus, Burgundy wines often come from one Vineyard (or several separate vineyards) without an appellation title specific to the region, Village or even vineyard. A standard Burgundy wine may be made from grapes grown in one or more of Burgundy's 300 communes.

Unlike Burgundy's village appellations, which specialize in red or white wines or a combination of both, Burgundy covers red, white and rosé wines, and even Sparkling wines as in the case of Crémant de Bourgogne and Bourgogne Mousseux. Each Burgundy appellation may be followed by the Color of the wine (white, red or rosé), as appropriate, and if not already implied by the appellation itself. Red Burgundy is produced almost exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes and is Distinguished from White Burgundy, which is produced from white grapes (mainly Chardonnay). A key difference between Burgundy wines and those produced under the Village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations is that the grape variety used in the wine can be indicated on the label.

This has contributed to the perception and marketing of Burgundy wines in foreign markets, where a Burgundy Pinot Noir or a Burgundy Chardonnay is much easier to sell. To accommodate the different styles of wine produced in Burgundy, there are six key Burgundy appellations: Burgundy itself, Burgundy Aligoté (limited to the named white grape variety with other regulations distinguishing it from the generic regional appellation), "Bourgogne Mousseux", "Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire", Bourgogne Passe-tout and Crémant de Bourgogne. There are even two appellations dedicated to the region's brandies: Eau-de-vie de Vin de Bourgogne and Eau-de-vie de Marc de Bourgogne. Some of the above appellations may be suffixed with the name of the sub-region, village or vineyard where the grapes were grown.

Great white wines of Burgundy

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Burgundy

White wines from the region of Burgundy go well with generally quite well with dishes of pasta, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of pasta with auvergne blue cheese, the fisherman's catigot with gambas or parsley knives.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Burgundy

On the nose the white wine of the region of Burgundy. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, butterscotch or non oak and sometimes also flavors of earth, microbio or vegetal. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Burgundy. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Burgundy

  • 1998 With an average score of 4.61/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.56/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.52/5
  • 2005 With an average score of 4.51/5
  • 1986 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.50/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Burgundy

  • Chardonnay
  • Aligoté

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Burgundy

A wine route planned in the region of Burgundy? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Burgundy.

Discover the grape variety: Pinot blanc

Pinot Blanc is a grape variety that originated in Burgundy, mutated from Pinot Gris. Today, it is grown in Alsace where it is called klevner when blended with auxerrois. The continental climate, with its cold winters and hot summers, is particularly suited to pinot blanc. It is resistant to frost in winter and in summer, the roots draw the minerals it needs from the warm soil. Its bunches are made up of small berries with thick skins and melting pulp that produce fruity, spicy wines, balanced between acidity and alcohol. pinot blanc is also used for crémants and sparkling wines. Pinot Blanc is also used for Crémant and sparkling wines. It is widely grown in Italy, where it covers almost 7,000 hectares, and is also found in Germany, Austria, Canada and South Africa.

Great sparkling wines of Burgundy

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Burgundy

Sparkling wines from the region of Burgundy go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, poultry or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of chinese fondue, spanish omelette or brioche shuttles.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Burgundy

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Burgundy. often reveals types of flavors of cream, black fruit or strawberries and sometimes also flavors of quince, honey or cherry. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Burgundy. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Burgundy

  • 2004 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 1931 With an average score of 4.00/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Burgundy

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamay
  • Pinot Nero
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Burgundy

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The word of the wine: Flexible

A tender wine with little tannin.

Great pink wines of Burgundy

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Burgundy

Pink wines from the region of Burgundy go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of veal chop with mushrooms, ultra-simple honey roast pork or veal head with vinaigrette.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Burgundy

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Burgundy. often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, wood smoke or microbio and sometimes also flavors of black fruit, floral or tropical fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Burgundy

  • 2005 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 3.83/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.82/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.79/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.78/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Burgundy

  • Pinot Noir
  • Gamay
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Burgundy

A wine route planned in the region of Burgundy? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Burgundy.

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon

Sauvignon Gris is a grape variety that originated in France (South-West). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches and small grapes. Sauvignon Gris can be found in many vineyards: South West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Jura, Beaujolais, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey.

Great sweet wines of Burgundy

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Burgundy

Sweet wines from the region of Burgundy go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of tanjia, veal saltimbocca or wild boar with honey.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Burgundy

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Burgundy. often reveals types of flavors of plum, black fruit or cinnamon and sometimes also flavors of leather, vanilla or strawberries.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Burgundy

  • 1991 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1989 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1986 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1999 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1994 With an average score of 4.50/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Burgundy

  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Burgundy

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The word of the wine: Bourbe

Solid elements suspended in the must. See settling.

Great natural sweet wines of Burgundy

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Burgundy

Natural sweet wines from the region of Burgundy go well with generally quite well with dishes such as recipes .

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Burgundy

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Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

Great unknow wines of Burgundy

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Food and wine pairing with a unknow wine of Burgundy

Unknow wines from the region of Burgundy go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, veal or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of beef stroganov, homemade veal stew or duck breast with honey, potato and onion with garlic.

The best vintages in unknow wine of Burgundy

  • 2009 With an average score of 3.80/5

The best wineries and winemakers for unknow wine of Burgundy

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