Two new AOC for Burgundy

The Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) has formally approved two new AOCs in Burgundy: Vézelay as a Village and Bourgogne Côte d’Or as a new regional appellation.

The INAO initially approved the new AOCs in June this year but they were only formally recognised in the Official Journal published on 9 November.

The promotion to a Village appellation marks Vézelay’s continued return to its former glory.

The region in the very north of Burgundy – it is in the Yonne department, west of Dijon and south of Auxerre – is famous for its 11th century abbey and used to be a thriving wine area as well.

Devastated by phylloxera in the 1870s and ‘80s, the comeback was gradual and it was not until 100 years later, in 1985, that Vézelay was granted the generic ‘Bourgogne’ appellation.

In 1998 it was allowed to label itself as Bourgogne Vézelay Régionale and has now been promoted once more.

Further south, meanwhile the famous Côte d’Or between Dijon and Beaune has likewise been recognised with a regional appellation, joining the likes of Côte Chalonnaise, Passe-tout-grains, Tonnerre, Côteaux Bourguignons, Crémant de Bourgogne and the Hautes Côtes de Beaune and Nuits.

One Response to “Two new AOC for Burgundy”

  1. Domen Presern says:

    Typo above? Côte d’Or is not only between Dijon and Beaune but stretches south to ~Chagny 😉

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Regional Account Manager

Scotland, UK

Retail Assistant Manager

The Whisky Exchange

Retail Supervisor

The Whisky Exchange

Retail Sales Advisor

The Whisky Exchange

Retail Manager

Friarwood Fine Wines
SW London, UK

Assistant Manager

Seven Cellars
Brighton, UK

Key Account Manager

MMI Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Head of Supply Chain

Lanson International UK Ltd
London W1, UK

Prowein 2018

18th Mar 2018

The City Wine Show

London,United Kingdom
13th Apr 2018

Prosecco Springs

London,United Kingdom
26th Apr 2018
Click to view more

The Global Rosé Masters 2018

Deadline : 19th March 2018

The Prosecco Masters 2018

Deadline : 19th March 2018

Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

Click to view more