Great news for collectors and just lovers of French wines – a new Appellation has appeared on the map of France. And this spring, visitors to the Paris cafes and restaurants will be able to taste the drinks whose label will proudly sound «Coteaux Bourguignons».
This is a long tradition to relate the taste and aroma of wine to the place where the grapes were grown and where it was produced. Actually, even within the same wine region such important natural factors as, for example, soil and climate can vary considerably.
It is significant that exactly the French introduced the world the concept of “terroir”, uniting all the conditions having an influence on the quality of grapes and, of course, the wine. Also French gave the majority of other wine terms.
Coteaux Bourguignons will replace in the French wine list of AOC (Appelation d’Origine Contrôlée) Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire. This decision has already been approved by the appropriate organization – the National Institute for origin and quality of goods (Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité).
The new wine region stretches from Auxerois to Beaujolais, and the name «Coteaux Bourguignons», according French winemakers, reflects characteristics of the area where “the wines with quality-price ratio are produced”.
“This new appellation will allow local wineries to correspond with expectations of new consumers category, exploring the universe of Burgundy drinks” – the president of the Bureau of professional winemakers of Burgundy (Bureau Interprofessional des Vins de Bourgogne, BIVB) Pierre-Henri Gagey spoke on appearance of Coteaux Bourguignons poetically.
This new appellation will produce monocepage (made from one grape variety) and blended (mixed) white, red and rose wines. Already familiar to lovers of Burgundy wines varieties of grapes Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay, Aligote, Tresso and Cesar will be used for them.