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-class appellations or for wines that do not meet their production rules. This group is the lowest tier of the four tier Burgundy classification to which all Burgundian wines are entitled. Certain additives limit the regional origin to smaller areas / locations or wine types.
The name Bourgogne is given 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 vineyard area of the narrower geographical boundaries comprises 3,200 hectares with red, rosé, white and sparkling wines. The main white wine variety is Chardonnay, more are Pinot Blanc, Pinot Beurot ( Pinot gris ) Aligoté. Melon de Bourgogne and Sacy, The main red wine variety is Pinot Noir, more are Pinot Liébault. Gamay. César and Tressot Noir, As a special feature, nine (of ten) cru communities are allowed in the area Beaujolais Wines from the variety Gamay are also marketed under "Bourgogne". The Burgundy appellations:
Well-known producers are Barthod-Noellat, Bichot, Boisson-Morey, Boyer-Martenot, Burguet, Coopérative 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.