The Chorey-lès-Beaune AOC
is an appellation of the Côte de Beaune in the Cote d'Or. The red wines produced within the appellation are also entitled to the Côte de Beaune Villages appellation.The wine producing area is exclusively that of the commune of Chorey-les-Beaune
. This appellation may be followed by the name of the climat from which the wine originates Among the wines produced under the Chorey-lès- Beaune appellation, those produced by Domaine Maréchal-Caillot and Domaine Joseph Drouhin are worthy of particular note.
Located near Beaune, Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune, Chorey-lès-Beaune lies on the lower slopes. Generous and approachable, Chorey-lès-Beaune wine is an excellent introduction to Burgundy’s AOC village wines. For many years Chorey-lès-Beaune wine was sold under the names of its more prestigious neighbours, but due to its body and bouquet, it obtained the right to its own Village appellation in 1970. The vineyards grow mainly Pinot Noir grapes, but white grapes (Chardonnay) are taking an increasing share.
The terroir of Chorey-lès-Beaune consists of marly limestone alluvial deposits, over stony subsoil, ferruginous in places, formed by millennia of up-slope erosion. Moving towards Aloxe-Corton there are beds of gravel and towards Savigny-lès-Beaune, beds of clay with pebbly limestone.
More informations on the website of the wines of Chorey-lès-Beaune