Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire or Bourgogne Ordinaire or the newly added Côteaux Bourguignons is a generic appellation for red, white and rose wines made in parishes the length and breadth of Burgundy. It was introduced in 1937, with its name derived from the fact that these were very much everyday wines. Grand Ordinaire was the name given to otherwise ordinary bottles of wine saved for consumption on Sundays.
Red Bourgogne Ordinaire, Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire and Côteaux Bourguignons wines are produced predominantly from Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes, although the less well-known red variety Cesar is permitted in Burgundy's more-northerly communes. As is the case in most of Burgundy's red wines, the white varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris may also be used in red wine blends, but only up to a maximum of 15%.
Rose wines produced under the Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire appellation may be called either Rose or Clairet. They are made from a combination of the white and red grape varieties approved for use in red and white wines.