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The highly anticipated creation of two new AOCs

It's official, Bourgogne has two new appellations, Bourgogne Côte d'Or and Vézelay. The decree was published in the Official Journal of 9 November 2017.

Two new AOCs in Bourgogne © BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez

Approval was granted by the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) in June 2017 for the two new AOCs of Vézelay and Bourgogne Côte d’Or.

• Vézelay becomes a Village appellation

Vines were first grown in Vézelay during the Roman era, but unfortunately, they were almost completely destroyed by phylloxera in 1884. In 1875, they began a gradual comeback, and were granted the Bourgogne appellation in 1985. Then in 1998, the quality and uniqueness of this terroir were recognized and given a welcome boost when they were awarded the Bourgogne Vézelay Régionale appellation.

The creation of the Vézelay appellation confirms the region’s potential for producing quality wines.

Bourgogne Côte d’Or: A new Régional appellation

The granting of this new Régional appellation is the result of two decades of hard work by professionals in the winegrowing industry. By validating this new AOC, the INAO has confirmed that the terroir in this part of the Bourgogne winegrowing region truly has its own unique characteristics.
But you’ll need to wait a few months before you’ll have the chance to sample these two new appellations, as the first wines from the 2017 vintage won’t come to market until the fall of 2018.

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