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Bourgogne Wine

Bourgogne is the generic, catch-all appellation title for the Burgundy wine region in eastern France ('Bourgogne' is the French name for Burgundy).

Burgundy has a complex and comprehensive appellation system; counting Premier Cru and Grand Cru titles, the region has more than than 700 appellation titles for its wines. Thus Bourgogne wines often come from a vineyard (or, several distinct vineyards) without their own district-specific, village-specific or even vineyard-specific appellation title.

A typical Bourgogne vineyard

A standard Bourgogne wine can be made from grapes grown in any one – or more – of 300 communes across Burgundy.

Unlike Burgundy's village appellations, which specialize in either red or white wine or a combination of the two, Bourgogne covers red, white and rosé wines, and even sparkling as in the case of Cremant de Bourgogne and Bourgogne Mousseux.

To accommodate the various wine styles produced in Burgundy, there are six key Bourgogne appellations: 'Bourgogne' itself, 'Bourgogne Aligote', 'Bourgogne Mousseux', 'Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire', 'Bourgogne Passe-tout-grains' and 'Cremant de Bourgogne'. There are even two appellations devoted to the region's eau-de-vie brandies: 'Eau-de-vie de Vin de Bourgogne' and 'Eau-de-vie de Marc de Bourgogne'.

Some of the titles above may be suffixed with the name of the particular sub-region, village or vineyard where the grapes were grown. The six sub-regions which may be stated are: 'Hautes Cotes de Beaune', 'Hautes Cotes de Nuits', 'Cote Chalonnaise', 'Cote du Couchois', 'Cotes d'Auxerre' and 'Tonnerre'. The latter was created as recently as 2006, covers a group of villages just east of Chablis.

There are also four villages and four named vineyard sites which may be stated on labels of Bourgogne wine. The villages are Chitry, Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Epineuil and Vezelay. The four vineyard sites are Cote de Saint-Jacques (in Joigny), Le Chapitre (in Chenove), La Chapelle Notre Dame (in Ladoix-Serrigny) and Montrecul (in Dijon).

Each Bourgogne appellation may be followed by the color of the wine (blanc, rouge or rosé) as appropriate, and where it is not already implied by the appellation itself. Bourgogne Rouge is produced almost exclusively from Pinot Noir and is distinct from Bourgogne Blanc, which is made from white grapes (mostly Chardonnay). Wines like Bourgogne Tonnerre need no color statement, as the title is reserved exclusively for white wines. The term Clairet is specifically reserved for rosé wines but is rarely used, as the word rosé is more internationally recognized. (© Proprietary Content, Wine-Searcher)

One key difference between Bourgogne wines and those made under Village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru appellations is that the grape variety used in the wine may be stated on the label. This has helped with the perception and marketability of Burgundy's wines in overseas markets, where varietal labeling is the norm. For more information about Burgundy wine labels, see Burgundy Wine Label Information.

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Here are some wines produced in this region and all sub-regions, only the first 500 will be shown.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Louis Jadot Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $18 919
Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $47 1040
Louis Latour Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $16 1700
Domaine Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France Chardonnay $52 2117
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France Chardonnay $290 2245
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Marc de Bourgogne, France Eaux-de-Vie $749 2264
Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles, Burgundy, France Chardonnay $20 2468
Louis Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay, Burgundy, France Chardonnay $16 2666
Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France Chardonnay $47 2788
Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Fine de Bourgogne, France Eaux-de-Vie $868 3158
Joseph Drouhin Laforet Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $16 3416
J. F. - C. R. Coche-Dury Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France Chardonnay $154 3544
Domaine Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Perle de Vigne Grande Reserve Brut, Burgundy, France N/A $20 4041
Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc, Burgundy, France Chardonnay $40 4086
Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Aligote, Burgundy, France Aligote $60 4230
Domaine Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $31 5029
Domaine Faiveley Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $20 5097
Domaine Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Rose Perle d'Aurore Brut, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $20 5925
Bouchard Aine & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $15 6317
Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $82 6360
Claude Dugat Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $45 6375
Domaine Dugat-Py Bourgogne Cuvee Halinard, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $53 6507
J. F. - C. R. Coche-Dury Bourgogne Aligote, Burgundy, France Aligote $112 6717
Domaine Robert Groffier Pere & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France Pinot Noir $40 7111
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Chardonnay, Burgundy, France Chardonnay $30 7653
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