Generic Appellations

Pleasure Wine: Generic Appellations


Discover our generic appellation wines


Outside of the famous and controlled appellations like Meursault or Vosne-Romanée, you will find what we call generic appellations, also known as local or regional appellations. They're used for more "basic" wines (this is, of course, not a quality judgement), often opposed to a "cru" wine, and often sold under the name of the region of origin itself.

In burgundy, just like in any other wine region, you'll find many of them. For example: Bourgogne (Blanc or Rouge), Bourgogne Aligoté... From the Saône-et-Loire to the Yonne, from the Côte-d'Or (the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune) to the Rhône Valley, there are 3,000 hectares of French vineyards where wine is produced, red and white alike.

Discover the Pleasure Wine selection of some of the best generic Burgundy wines.

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