CategoryRegional appellation since 31/07/1937
The appellations Bourgogne Clairet and Bourgogne Rosé (which are interchangeable) are reserved for wines grown in the area of the Bourgogne appellation and follow the same rules as the red wines of this appellation. The appellation of Bourgogne Clairet de Marsannay was rescinded when the communal appellation of Marsannay came into existence 19/05/1987.

The Regional designation contains 14 additional classifications of Bourgogne and 27 Mâcon appellations which append additional geographic criteria by adding either a village or a climat name – see below.

Commune(s) of production384 communes:
Department of Yonne : 54 communes
Department of Côte d’Or : 91 communes
Department of Saône et Loire : 154 communes
Department of Rhône : 85 communes
Regionals with additional geographic precisions:Regional:
Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre, Bourgogne Côte d’Or, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Bourgogne Côtes du Couchois, Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise
Bourgogne Chitry, Bourgogne Tonnerre, Bourgogne Coulanges-la-Vineuse, Bourgogne Épineuil
Bourgogne Côte Saint-Jacques, Bourgogne La Chapelle Notre-Dame, Bourgogne Le Chapitre, Bourgogne Montrecul
Colours and grape varietiesReds & Rosés: mainly Pinot, also César and some remnants of Tressot in the Yonne, Gamay for wines from the 10 crus of Beaujolais.
Whites: Chardonnay.
In white, the authorized grape varieties are chardonnay and Pinot blanc. In red, the authorized grape variety is Pinot noir and its varieties, but it is still possible to add up to 15% chardonnay, gamay, pinot blanc or pinot gris as an accessory variety. Since May 6 1946, gamay from the appellations: Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Côtes de Brouilly, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Régnié, Saint-Amour, is allowed up to a maximum of 30%. César is allowed only in the department of Yonne, with a 10% maximum.
On October 14 1943, a decree created the appellation Bourgogne clairet or rosé.
The decree of October 30 2017 removed the white grape varieties of aligoté, melon and sacy and the red grape varieties aligoté and tressot from the allowed grape varieties for Bourgogne Rouge, Rosé and Blanc.
Area in production49,500 hectares
Maximum yield per hectareReds and rosés 60 hl
Whites 68 hl
Annual average crop5 year averages (2008-2012):
Red 200,812 hectolitres
White 176,194 hectolitres
Rosé 3,665 hectolitres
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Source: BIVB

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