Name for the French wine-growing region of Burgundy, but also a regional appellation covering the entire region. It applies to all areas that are either outside the higher-class appellations or to wines that do not meet their strict production rules. This group is the lowest level of the four-level Burgundy classification to which all Burgundy wines are basically entitled. Certain additional designations listed at the end limit the regional origin to smaller areas/locations or wine types.
The designation Bourgogne is supplemented either by the name of a grape variety (Aligoté), a wine type (Blanc, Clairet, Crémant, Mousseux, Passe-Tout-Grain, Rosé, Rouge), a municipality or a site. The vineyards cover 3,200 hectares of vineyards with red, rosé, white and sparkling wines. The main white wine variety is Chardonnay, others are Pinot Blanc, Pinot Beurot(Pinot Gris), Aligoté, Melon de Bourgogne and Sacy. The main red wine variety is Pinot Noir, others are Pinot Liébault, Gamay, César and Tressot Noir. As a special feature, nine (of the ten) cru communities in the Beaujolais area are also allowed to market wines from the Gamay variety under "Bourgogne". The Bourgogne appellations: