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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Chignin, named cru near Chambéry whose name can be added to the eastern French appellation Vin de savoie. Most Chignin is a scented dry white made from the local jacquère grape variety. Technically a separate cru, the rich, but dry Chignin Bergeron is made from the superior white roussanne grape, Bergeron being a local name for it.