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Bourgogne

Pleasure Wine: Bourgogne

 

Discover the Bourgogne generic appellation

 

This generic wine appellation goes from the north of the Yonne department (Joigny) to the south of the Saône-et-Loire (Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran…), passing through the Côte d’Or (which includes the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits), for a total of 300 km. It encompasses a majority of pure Burgundian departments, as well as a few Rhône Valley villages, where the Beaujolais took hold. All in all, it’s more than 2,700 hectares of vineyards, producing up to 150,000 hectoliters of wine every year.

The soils of this area of wine appellation are quite varied, depending on their geographic location. On a bedrock from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian stage), you can find a blend of clay, marls and limestone. A Burgundy AOC can exist in three colors: red and rosé (made with Pinot Noir grapes), and of course white (using Chardonnay grapes). These appellations come from the entire country, grown in specific areas that have been delimited.

Discover our selection of Bourgogne appellations.

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