Burgundy appellations

Burgundy appellations

Burgundy wines by region - appellation

Burgundy wine producing regions

 

Source: Vins de Bourgogne

Burgundy, or the Burgundian region, is known worldwide for its prestigious wines and is considered one of the most highly regarded wine regions in the world. Located in eastern France, Burgundy extends over a relatively small area, but is home to a complex hierarchy of wine appellations, with a strong emphasis on terroir and grape varieties.

Burgundian wines are mainly produced from two noble grape varieties: Pinot Noir for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines. The region is divided into five primary wine regions: Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and the Maconnais. Each sub-region has its own unique climate and soil, leading to subtle variations in taste and style.

In Burgundy, classification is based on the wine's origin, with Grand Cru as the highest classification, followed by Premier Cru and Village level. Each plot or vineyard, known as a "climat", contributes to the wine's unique properties. This emphasizes the close relationship between Burgundian wines and the land on which they are grown.

Burgundian wines are known for their elegance, complexity and ability to reflect the nuances of terroir. Whether it's the refined reds of the Côte de Nuits, the chic Chardonnays of the Côte de Beaune, or the mineral expression of Chablis, Burgundy offers a rich journey through the diversity and sophistication of French wine.

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