Burgundy shows off its best figures

For the lover of statistics and/or the lover of Burgundy wines, we have found a handy and updated summary of all relevant figures concerning the wines of Burgundy, from Chablis to Mâconnais (Beaujolais not included).

Burgundy has 84 appellations, which is 23% of all France’s wine appellations. Grapes are grown on almost 30,000 hectares. 50% is Chardonnay, 41% is Pinot Noir, 6% Aligoté and 3% Gamay, Sauvignon Blanc and some others.

Half of the production is exported. The United States takes 20% and is thus the largest market outside of France, after the UK, Japan, Belgium and Canada. Export revenues are disproportionately large for such a small region. Burgundy accounts for 20% of France’s total export revenue for still wines. But has only 8.6% of the production. But then many Burgundy wines cost quite a bit of money.

Find more interesting figures about Burgundy here: bourgogne-wines.

Oak barrels with Burgundy wine ageing in the cellars of Chanson, Beaune

Oak barrels with Burgundy wine ageing in the cellars of Chanson, Beaune, copyright BKWine Photography

Vineyards on the Corton hill, Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy

Vineyards on the Corton hill, Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy, copyright BKWine Photography

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