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Burgundy wine region

Geographical Location

Burgundy is located in the center of France and has shares in the old crystalline areas with the Morvan. The bedrock is otherwise formed by Mesozoic sediments dating back to the Jurassic period.

Grape Varieties

Only a few grape varieties are permitted in Burgundy. In addition to Pinot Noir, which accounts for 36% of Burgundy's vineyard area, Gamay is used for red wine. Chardonnay and Aligoté predominate among the white vines.

Climate and Soils

In Burgundy, the vines grow on granite and slate soils, on marl and limestone as well as gravel and clay soils of the Tertiary and Quaternary. The climate in Burgundy is largely continental. Since the summers are comparatively short due to the northern location, this region is only suitable for early-ripening grape varieties.

Size and Locations

In Burgundy, 24,000 hectares of wine are grown, resulting in an annual production of 180 million bottles.


Burgundy is a predominantly agricultural region that is world-renowned for its red wines from the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune sites and for the white wines from the Côte-d'Or and Chablis. Extensive animal husbandry is also practiced in Burgundy, especially the breeding of Charolais cattle and Bresse chickens, which are typical of the region.

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