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Musigny wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Musigny is a Grand Cru wine appellation in the Burgundy region of France covering the commune of Chambolle-Musigny which lies half way between the cities of Beaune and Dijon. The appellation is reserved for the production of still red wines and still white wines although the area given over to white grapes is tiny at .57 hectares. The appellation was first proclaimed in 1936 and has always been a Grand Cru appellation.
The appellation is quite steep with red clay over limestone giving the unique flavour to this wine.
The red wines are made from Pinot Noir supplemented by small quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or Pinot Blanc. The white wines are made from Chardonnay only and are very rare and highly prized.
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