Côte d'Or, Côte Challoinnaise & Maconnais - The Growing environment and grape growing - Soils

4 important questions on Côte d'Or, Côte Challoinnaise & Maconnais - The Growing environment and grape growing - Soils

How are the soils in Burgundy in general

Various types of limestones and clay, proportions vary
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What is the dominant soil in the Côte de Nuits and for which wines that is the best

  • Dominated by limestone (in the mixture with a.o. Clay)
  • the highest quality Pinot Noir wines
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What is the difference between the soils in the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune

  • The soil in the Côte de Beaune has more clay and the soils are deeper than in the Côte de Nuits
  • The highest quality Chardonnay wines come from the Côte de Beaune
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How is the soil in the Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais

  • Mixed with a range of limestones and clay
  • depth of soil above bedrock varies significantly due to erosion, which still is a problem
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