France_Burgundy_Cote de Beaune_Chorey-Les-Beaune

Chorey-Les-Beaune is one of those appellations that is dominated by one producer. That is Tollot Beat & Fils, and while being a good value wine for Burgundy beginners, really is not that great a wine, despite being the poster child for Chorey-Les-Beaune. Chorey-les-Beaune lies to the north of Beaune and it borders Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-Les-Beaune. They are more similar to the jammy reds of Savigny or Beaune than they are to the tannic reds of Aloxe-Corton. Generally they are fruity and soft and meant to drunk within the first three to five years of their lives. In the past most Chorey-Les-Beaune was sold as generic Cote de Beaune-Villages but the success of certain producers has seen more Chorey-les-Beaune bottlings. They can offer good value and typically go between $20-$35 a bottle.

Notable Recent Vintages: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005

Top producers of Chorey-Les-Beaune (in no particular order) include:
  • Catherine & Claude Marechal
  • Alex Gambal
  • Tollot Beaut & Fils
  • Château de Chorey/ Domaine Jacques Germain
  • Domaine Edmund Cornu
  • Domaine François Gay
  • Domaine Michel Gay

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