Will Burgundy obtain yet another appellation? The Burgundians already have about 100 appellations, more than any other wine region in France. But this does not deter them. The new appellation now being discussed (again, for it discussed already four years ago) is Bourgogne Côte-d’Or.
So far, it is the negociants that are the driving force behind this. The idea is that the appellation “Bourgogne Côte d’Or” will differ from a normal AOP Bourgogne. Côte d’Or certainly is a prestigious sounding name, and it will probably allow the producers to obtain some higher prices. However, the geographical limits have to be set. Côte d’Or is a French département, not just a wine region. But it would obviously be illogical to include wines that are not in the Cote de Beaune or the Cote de Nuits in the new appellation. Which of course does not rule out the possibility that this will happen.
More information about Bourgogne Côte d’Or: lavigne-mag.fr
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