March 15 2010 issue
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APPELLATION Corton, Burgundy, France Benjamin T. WeinbergCharlemagne’s legendary hill is a unique example of Burgundian terroir. Burgundy’s manicured vineyards have been continuously farmed for more than 2,000 years, and such long-term attention to detail has led to a minute system of classification, each site having its own identity and its own place in the hierarchy of the region. In a sense, every vineyard is a specialist, producing terroir-driven wines that vary in some significant way from those grown just a few feet away. What makes the ...
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