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Bourgogne/Chablis

The Bourgogne winegrowing region, a place with a unique heritage, enjoys a climate that is particularly well-suited to vine cultivation. The convergence of Mediterranean, continental and oceanic influences plays a major role in terms of the aromatic richness and global reputation of its wines. The vineyards of the Bourgogne region are home to some celebrated varietals. With more than 90% planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the Bourgogne winegrowing region is also a showcase for Gamay and Aligoté. Historical home for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Bourgogne provides a terroir that is perfectly suited to bring out their very best. In the Bourgogne region, the wines are mainly single varietal. This “purity of expression” means that each plot gives each vintage its own personality and unique characteristics. Situated in the northernmost area of the region is the Chablis wine growing region. The grapevines around the town of Chablis are almost all Chardonnay, making a dry white wine renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste. The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavors less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates of the Bourgogne region.

  • Region

    29,076 hectares growing area for Bourgogne, among which 5,376 for Chablis (average 2012-2016)84Appellations33 Grand Cru Appellations44 Village and Premier Cru Appellations7Régionale Appellations
  • Production (2016)

    180 million bottles sold€1.48 billion total worldwide sales49% to 51% of all bottles are exported
  • People

    3,901wine growing estates288wine merchants16cooperative wineries
  • Impact

    45,200jobs created3%of wine sales worldwide in terms of value (Average 2008-2012)19% of exports of still French VQPRD wines7% of total employment in Bourgogne2% of GDP in the Bourgogne region
  • Primary Grape Varietals

    ChardonnayPinot Noir

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