New appellation AOC Bourgogne Côte d’Or
In 2017, the producers of the regional appellation « Bourgogne » , located in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, obtained the additional mention Bourgogne Côte d’Or. This new appellation will be the 14th appellation in Burgundy. This name is for the red and the white still wines produced within the 40 communes of the defined area.
This new appellation is actually a complementary appellation to the Bourgogne. It is the same for the following appellations : Chitry, Côte Chalonnaise, Côtes d’Auxerre, Côte d’Or, Côtes du Couchois, Côte Saint-Jacques, Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Epineuil, Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Hautes Côtes de Nuits, La Chapelle Notre-Dame, Le Chapitre, Montrecul or Montre-Cul or En Montre-Cul and Tonnerre.
The generic Bourgogne appellation is vast, it goes from the Châtillonnais and Chablisien in the North (Yonne) to the Mâconnais in the South (Soane-et-Loire), 173 km long. For example, a Bourgogne Chardonnay can be made out of a blend of Chardonnay from Chablis and Chardonnay from Givry. Whereas some winemakers can make a Bourgogne Chardonnay only with plots in Meursault. The quality of those two wines are clearly different. That is why, the winemakers wanted to have a more precise appellation for their entry level wines.
This new appellation allows the consumer to identify more easily the origin of the wine from very different terroirs and climates. And it will also allow the producers of Côte d’Or to increase the value of their regional Bourgogne.
The vineyard is is 65 km long and 1 to 2 kilometers wide, from Dijon to Maranges. It is diagonally oriented from North-East to South-West, organized in a succession of hills between 200 and 450 meters above sea level, with a temperate climate, warm and dry shade. The vineyard is mainly exposed to the South-East and settled on the foothills of the « Côte ».
• Bourgogne Côte d’Or = Côte de Nuits + Côte de Beaune
• 40 towns, in Côte d’Or department (21) and Saône-et-Loire department (71)
• 1000 ha from Dijon to Cheilly-les-Maranges
• Still wine, red and white
• Production potential: 10 million bottles
• Maximum yield: 66 hl / ha for whites, 58 hl / ha for reds
• First vintage : 2017
Link to the official specifications in French