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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Chorey-lès-Beaune, village near (lès in old French) Beaune in Burgundy producing red wines from Pinot Noir grapes. Chorey lies in the plain below the main RN74 road, as do most of the appellation’s vineyards. There are no vineyards of premier cru status, and much of the wine is sold as Côte de beaune-Villages. Exceptional producers based here are Domaines Tollot-Beaut and Jacques Germain, which make some of the finest wines of the Beaune appellation. A good Chorey is similar to a village savigny-lès-beaune or a lesser aloxe-corton. A tiny quantity of white Chorey-lès-Beaune is made from Chardonnay.