In Burgundy, the best vineyard sites are on the hillsides. The lower slopes are generally designated as villages-level wines or simply Bourgogne, the generic appellation name. Occasionally, a combination of interesting soils, old vines and passionate vintners intersects to create wines that rise above their situation. Such is the case in Chorey-lès-Beaune. Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson explains.
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