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Bourgogne Chitry

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 84 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

For many years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has claimed to have around 100 AOCs. However, there are in fact 84 AOCs. The rest made up by the Dénominations Géographiques Complémentaires (DGCs) within the Bourgogne AOC.  

Wine Characteristics


The white (Chardonnay) Bourgogne Chitry has a rich golden colour, sometimes with greenish highlights. Its bouquet brings together flowers (hawthorn, honeysuckle) with fruit (limes, grapefruit) and, quite often, a touch of gunflint. The mouth is balanced and harmonious, and has sufficient acidity to permit several years’ aging.
The markedly ruby-hued reds (Pinot Noir) develop aromas of cherry, raspberry, and gooseberry. On the palate, tannins yield to a smooth, plainlybuilt but charming fruit.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip


White: as a proud representative of the Auxerrois Chardonnays, it is a natural choice as a pre-dinner drink and to accompany starters. Its minerality goes with chunky meat pâtés, asparagus, crustaceans and fresh water fish, as well as (inevitably!) snails and small tripe sausages of Bourgogne (andouillettes).
Serving temperature: 10 to 12°C.
Red: the suppleness and delicacy of its tannic structure makes it a fit companion for vegetable dishes, cold meat pâtés or onion tarts.
Traditional dishes like simmered beef and vegetables (pot-au-feu) or grilled meats find in it a delicious ally.
Serving temperature: 15 to 16°C.
 

Situation


The commune of Chitry-le-Fort has a long history of wine-growing. In 1993 its wines won the right to add the name of the village to the regional Bourgogne appellation. It produces whites, reds and sometimes rosés as well as a remarkable Bourgogne aligoté. The village, nestling in a hollow surrounded by vine-planted hillsides boasts an astonishing fortified church dating from the 13th century, flanked by a great tower which protected it from pillagers in times of war.

Terroirs


The vines grow on the hillsides surrounding and overlooking the village. Their exposure is north-northwest to south-southeast. The rocks are middle and upper Jurassic limestones of the Kimmeridgian series. The clay-limestone soils favour quality wines. Chitry is a close neighbour of Chablis.

Appellations Régionales, explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Regionale Appellation ; Dénomination Géographique Complémentaire

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLES DE CHABLIS ET DU GRAND AUXERROIS

  • Information


    Appellation Régionale of the Auxerrois region (Yonne).
    The appellation BOURGOGNE CHITRY is restricted to white, red and rosé wines grown within the defined area of the commune of Chitry.
    Producing commune: Chitry (Yonne).
    On the label, the word CHITRY must follow the word BOURGOGNE.
     

  • Production surface area


    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m² = 24 ouvrées.
    Whites: 30.13 ha.
    Reds and rosés: 26.72 ha.
     

Coulour


Reds and rosés - Pinot Noir
Whites - Chardonnay

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