Bourgogne (also known as Burgundy) is a wine region in eastern France, located south of Paris. The Bourgogne Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) is a designation that indicates that a wine has been produced in the Burgundy region and meets certain quality standards. Burgundy is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, known for its complex, age-worthy red and white wines.
The region is divided into four main wine-producing areas: Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise. Chablis produces exclusively white wines made from the Chardonnay grape variety, while the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, and Côte Chalonnaise produce red wines made from Pinot Noir and white wines made from the Chardonnay grape.
The Burgundy wine region is also known for its intricate classification system, which divides the vineyards into a hierarchy of “appellations” such as Grand Cru, Premier Cru, and Village. These classifications are based on the quality of the vineyard site and the reputation of the producer. Burgundy wines are known for their complexity, elegance, and ability to age well, and command high prices in the global market.