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Nuits-Saint-Georges wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Nuits-Saint-Georges is a wine appellation in the Burgundy region of France covering the communes of Nuits-Saint-Georges and Premeaux-Prissey. It was first created in 1936 and the production of still white wines and still red wines is permitted here. A number of the climats (41 in all) with this appellation are rated as Premier Cru.
White wines can be made from either Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc. Red wines can be made from Pinot Noir and small quantities of the white grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc can be added. By far the majority of the wine produced here is red with 300 hectares given over to the production of red grapes and only 7.3 hectares planted to white.
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