Region Article


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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and AligotT are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the C(te d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the C(te de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the C(te de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the C(te Chalonnaise and the MGconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the C(te d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.