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Bourgogne wines Glossary

In the three departments of wine-growing Burgundy, Yonne, Côte d'Or and Saône-et-Loire, the white grape varieties are: Chardonnay (46% of all vines, 87% of whites); Aligoté (6% of total, 11.5% of whites); Sauvignon (0.4% of total, 0.8% of whites); Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sacy (in the Yonne). Black grapes are: Pinot Noir (36% of total, 76% of blacks); Gamay (11% of total, 24% of blacks) mainly in the Mâconnais, César (at Irancy in the Yonne).

Related words Ampelography / Ampelology, , Authentic, Varietal flavour