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Study Cards on côte, soil, clay

How are the soils in Burgundy in general
Various types of limestones and clay, proportions vary
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
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
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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