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Domaine du Pavillon
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White wine 2006 Corton Charlemagne AOC, Burgundy, France

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Variety: Chardonnay
Registration number: #DP165446

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Last reviewed: 10 July, 2008

Grand Cru location on the Burgundian Côte de Beaune; see under Aloxe-Corton.

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