French name for the region Burgundy but also a regional appellation covering the entire region. It applies to all areas that are either outside the higher-level appellations, or for wines that do not comply with their manufacturing rules. This group is the lowest level of the four-level Burgundy classification to which basically all Burgundian wines are entitled. Certain additives limit the regional origin to smaller areas / locations or types of wine.
The name Bourgogne is denoted either by the name of a grape variety (Aligoté), a type of wine (Blanc, clairet. Crémant, Mousseux, Passe-Tout-Grain. Rose, Rouge), a municipality or a location. The vineyards of the narrower geographical boundaries includes 3,200 hectares of red, rosé, white and sparkling wines. The most important white grape variety is Chardonnay, others are Pinot Blanc, Pinot Beurot ( Pinot Gris ) Aligoté. Melon de Bourgogne and Sacy, The most important red wine variety is Pinot Noir, others are Pinot Liébault. Gamay. César and Tressot Noir, As a special feature allowed by nine (of the ten) Cru communities in the area Beaujolais Wines of the sort Gamay also be marketed under "Bourgogne". The Bourgogne appellations:
Well-known producers are Barthod Noellat, Bichot Boisson-Morey, Boyer-Martenot, Burguet, Cooperative Buxy, Clerc, Coche-Dury, Germain, Joseph Drouhin, Faiveley, d'Heuilly-Huberdeau, Jadot, Javillier, C. & R. Jobard, Labouré-Roi, Lafarge, Domaine Leroy, Méo-Camuzet, Parent, M & P. Rion, Rossignol, Roulot and Valet.