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Morey-Saint-Denis wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Morey-Saint-Denis is a wine appellation in the Burgundy region of France which was established in 1936. The appellation permits the production of both red and white wines in the commune of Morey-Saint-Denis which lies between the famous wine areas of Chambolle Musigny and Gevrey Chambertin just south of the city of Dijon.
Within the commune of Morey-Saint-Denis there are twenty lieu dits or 'special places' that are specifically identified as dénominations for the production of wine of quality. These are all rated as Premier Cru for the production of both white and red wines.
The lieu dits are: Les Genavrières, Monts Luisants, Les Chaffots, Clos Baulet, Les Blanchards, Les Gruenchers, La Riotte, Les Millandes, Les Faconnières, Les Charrières, Clos des Ormes, Aux Charmes, Aux Cheseaux, Les Chenevery, Le Village, Les Sorbès, Clos Sorbè, La Bussière, Les Ruchots and Côte Rotie (not to be confused with the appellation in the northern Rhone).
White wines can be made from Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc, however the vast majority are pure Chardonnay. Red wines must be mainly Pinot Noir, however they can be supplemented with small amounts of white grapes such as Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.
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