Re-drawing of Burgundy has been dropped that would have seen Chablis being dropped from Burgundy
Re-drawing of Burgundy has been dropped that would have seen Chablis being dropped from Burgundy.
The INAO had proposed that Chablis would no longer be allowed to make wines as part of the Bourgogne AOC, but Beaujolais could. In all 23 Communes around Dijon including Chablis were to be banned from using the labelling term Bourgogne, while 43 Beaujolais communes may still be included.
The Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO) is part of the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for regulating French Protected Designations of Origin (PDOs). Its proposal was rounded on by producers who rely on the entry level Bourgogne name to help sell their wines. Chablis AOC was not going to be affected, but some producers use the lesser term Bourgogne for Aligoté and grape variety not permitted in Chablis AOC and around Dijon where Crémant de Bourgogne is made.