Bourgogne

Bourgogne appellation covers all the Burgundy region. The vineyards of Bourgogne AOC are located on 385 villages ! The grapes used in Burgundy are Pinot Noir for red wine and Chardonnay for white wine. A few decades ago, winemakers also used Pinot Beurot, César and Tressot red grapes but they have now almost completely disappeared. The quality varies very much from acidic to supple from one producer to another. Bourgogne AOC wine information : Name: Appellation Bourgogne Controlée Location: Burgundy region Places: 385 villages as per department: 54 in Yonne 92 in Côte d’Or 154 in Saône et Loire 85 in Rhône Soil: Various from limestone to clay Size: 3,000 ha (7,400 acres) Production: 24 million bottles Red: 15 million White: 9 million Grapes in Burgundy: Red: Pinot Noir White: Chardonnay Type of wines: Various Age: Red: 2 to 8 years White: 1 to 5 years Aromas: Red: Licorice Black fruits White: Honey Vanilla Lemon Food: Red: Red meat White: White meat Fish Cheese: Red wine: Maroilles Munster Camembert Emmental

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