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Domaine Comte George de Vogue
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Rotwein 2002 Musigny AOC Grand Cru "Cuvée Vieilles Vignes", Burgundy, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Classification: Grand Cru
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #LM 023

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Last reviewed: 21 November, 2021

Grand Cru location in the municipality of Chambolle-Musigny in the Burgundy region of Côte de Nuits. It is situated above the famous Grand-Cru-Lage Clos de Vougeot in the neighbouring municipality of Vougeot. The vineyard, gently sloping at 10%, comprises almost 11 hectares of vines on very chalky soil. These are shared by a total of 17 owners. The red wine is mainly made from Pinot Noir with small amounts of Pinot Liébault and Pinot Beurot(Pinot Gris). In small quantities, a white wine (the only Grand Cru of the Côte de Nuits) made from Chardonnay...

The region in the east of France covers 32,000 km². The capital is Dijon, home of the Université de Bourgogne, but the wine capital is Beaune. Administratively, it is divided into four departments: Côte d'Or, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire and Yonne. However, the wine-growing region of Burgundy does not coincide with this. The wooded Nièvre with its oak wood for the production of barrique barrels is in fact part of the Loire wine-growing region. The Rhône department (not to be confused with the Rhône wine-growing region), home of Beaujolais, lies in the south and has a great deal of...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land, which was only later called Gaul by the Romans, was inhabited by various tribes of Celts (Allobrogians, Ambians, Arvernians, Biturians, Cenomans and others in France, Noricans in Bavaria and Austria). A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later...

Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Noir; see there.
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