Beaune, Teurons
Beaune, Clos du Roi
Savigny les Beaune, rouge
Savigny les Beaune, blanc
Chorey les Beaune
Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire

Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire (Régionale, red) •

Grape variety: Gamay
Age of vines: 31 years.
Location and soil type: Les Argillières, located in Chorey les Beaune.
Ageing potential: 2 years
Food and wine matching: Ideal with grilled meats or barbecued chops, sausages etc.

Tasting notes:
2005: Colour: lovely red colour with reflections of purple. Nose: fresh fruit, with a bit of kirsch. Palate: fruity and round, with good acidity and well-integrated tannins. Good length, with notes of black cherry on the finish. Ready to drink.

2004: Light, fruity and slightly acid wine.

About Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire:
Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire is one of Burgundy’s regional appellations. As with generic Bourgogne the vineyards are spread out over three of Burgundy’s four départements. There are 299 communes that are entitled to this appellation – 54 communes in Yonne, 91 communes in Côte d’Or and 154 communes in Saône-et-Loire. The area under production for Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire is considerably smaller, about 135 hectares altogether.

Wines from this appellation can be red, rosé or white. The grape varieties for red and rosé Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire are gamay pinot noir, with the addition of césar and tressot in Yonne. For white Bourgogne they are aligoté, chardonnay and melon de Bourgogne, and sacy in Yonne.