Bourgogne and its appellations



Almost entirely reds - Pinot Noir
Whites - Chardonnay

Wine Characteristics

This light and supple red wine is moderately tannic but rich and characterful.
Quite vividly coloured, it is often dark crimson with purplish highlights. The nose is dominated by small red fruits (raspberry, Morello cherry) and black fruits (blackberry) set off by notes of liquorice and underbrush. With age it evolves towards strawberry preserves and gingerbread with animal and leather notes. It is well-built with noticeably elegant tannins. Its well-rounded structure leaves an aftertaste of fruit on the palate. The whites are light gold in colour and the aromas of the Chardonnay recall white flowers, hazelnut and lemon-grass. Rather lively when young, this well fruited wine quite rapidly acquires a smoothness which evolves into worthy body, length and lusciousness.

Wine Steward’s Tip

The subtlety, delicacy and refined tannins of red Chorey make it highly adaptable, a fine match for cold cuts, hot main dishes, or giblets, while its appealing and fluid structure gently partners balanced and harmonious dishes such as roast fowl, pizzas or boiled beef. It is also an ideal choice to go with Tex-Mex cuisine which gets an uplift from its fluidity and its fruity perfume.
Chorey is an ideal “summer red”, equally at ease with tabouleh or cold meats.
Serving temperatures: 12 to 13°C for young wines,15 to 16°C for older wines.


Chorey-lès-Beaune lies on the lower slopes of the Côte de Beaune. Its near neighbours are Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. Its wines, generous and approachable, offer an excellent introduction to Bourgogne’s AOC Village.
For a long time in the past they were sold under the names of their more prestigious neighbours but their body and bouquet fully entitled them to their own appellation Village which they were granted in 1970. The vineyards grow mainly Pinot Noir grapes but white grapes (Chardonnay) are taking an increasing share of total production.


Soil: limestone-marl alluvium, ferruginous in places, over stony subsoil, formed by millennia of up-slope erosion. Towards Aloxe-Corton are beds of alluvial gravels, rich in calcium rich rocks called “chailles” and towards Savigny-lès-Beaune beds of clay with pebbly limestone.

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation


  • Aux Clous
  • Champs Piétant
  • Confrelin
  • La Maladérotte
  • Le Grand
  • Le Grand Saussy
  • Les Beaumonts
  • Les Bons Ores
  • Les Champs Longs
  • Les Closeaux
  • Les Crais
  • Les Grandes Rêpes
  • Les Pertuisotes
  • Les Petites Rêpes
  • Les Ratosses
  • Petits Champs Longs
  • Pièce du Chapitre
  • Plantes des Plantes
  • Poirier Malchaussé
  • Saussy
  • Trot Garnier
  • Tue-Boeuf

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region


  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune wine-growing region (Côted’Or).
    The red wines from the producing area of this appellation are entitled to the alternative appellation CÔTE DE BEAUNE-VILLAGES.
    Producing commune: Chorey-lès-Beaune.
    On the label, the appellation may be followed:
    - either by the name of the plot of origin.
    - or by the words Côte de Beaune (red wines only).

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10 000 m² = 24 ouvrées.
    Reds: 257.30 ha.
    Whites: 11.47 ha.

    * in 2018 

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