Chorey-Lès-Beaune

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Chorey-Lès-Beaune lies on the lower slopes of the Côte De Beaune. Its near neighbours are Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-Lès-Beaune. Its wines, generous and approachable, offer an excellent introduction to Bourgogne Village. Historically and for a long time, the wines of Chorey-Lès-Beaune were sold under the names of its more prestigious neighbours, but their body and bouquet fully entitled them to their own appellation which was granted in 1970. The vineyards grow mainly red Pinot Noir grapes, but white grapes (Chardonnay) are taking an increasing share of total production.

The soil of Chorey-Lès-Beaune is limestone-marl alluvium, ferruginous in places, over stony subsoil, formed by millennia of up-slope erosion. Towards Aloxe-Corton are beds of alluvial gravels, rich in calcium rich rocks called “chailles” and towards Savigny-Lès-Beaune are beds of clay with pebbly limestone. Red Chorey-Lès-Beaune is light and supple red wine, moderately tannic but rich and characterful, making it highly adaptable and a great summer choice. White Chorey-Lès-Beaune is rather lively when young, quite rapidly acquiring a smoothness which evolves into worthy body, length and lusciousness.
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