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Bourgogne Tonnerre

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



This wine is made from Chardonnay grapes. It is a dry, fruity wine. Bourgogne Tonnerre has a fine, clear and characteristically pronounced golden colour.
A very fine and aromatic wine, it opens on hints of florals, exotic and white fruits, as well as citrus notes. It is frank, tender, as well as having a certain roundness, and bursts in the mouth with slight mineral notes.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip


This wine is ideal with grilled andouillette. Or in a totally different register it is perfect with fish, shellfish, poultry in creamy sauces and white meats.
And it will do full honour to Bourgogne’s gastronomic specialities such as Bourgogne snails (escargots) and the entire range of regional cheeses, from cooked to unripened cheeses.
It can be drunk young and fruity but reaches full maturity after four or five years.
Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C.
 

Situation


The Bourgogne Tonnerre vineyards are located in the valley of the river Armançon. Wine-growing in this area developed from the 9th century until the phylloxera crisis of 1870 to 1890 which led to a drop in production, it was only in 1987 that wine-growers started to bring it back to life, building on the centuries-old tradition.
The best slopes of Tonnerre, Epineuil, Molosmes, Junay and other villages were replanted with carefully selected typical Bourgogne grape varieties.
 

Terroirs

Bourgogne Tonnerre Chardonnay grows best on argilo-calcerous soils (with an upper Kimmeridgian layer). The Tonnerrois is a very valleyed region and comparatively sheltered. The appellation covers particurlarly well exposed South and South-East facing slopes.

Appellations Régionales, explained by Jean-Pierre Renard

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Regional appellation ; Dénomination Géographique Complémentaire

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLES DE CHABLIS ET DU GRAND AUXERROIS

  • Information


    Appellation Régionale of the vineyards of the Tonnerrois region (Yonne), created 17 July 2006.
    The name TONNERRE can only be appended to BOURGOGNE for white wines produced within the appellation defined area.
    Producing communes: Dannemoine, Épineuil, Junay, Molosmes, Tonnerre and Vézinnes.
    On the label, the word TONNERRE must follow the word BOURGOGNE.

     

  • Production surface area


    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    Whites: 29.25 ha.
     

Coulour


White wines, Chardonnay grape variety.

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