Clos de la Roche

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Clos de la Roche is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée for red wine in the Côte de Nuits subregion of Burgundy, with Pinot Noir as the main grape variety. K. MacNeil The Wine Bible pg 191-195 Workman Publishing 2001 ISBN 1-56305-434-5 It is situated in the commune of Morey-Saint-Denis in the Côte-d'Or département. Clos de la Roche is located in the northern part of the commune, stretches to the border of Gevrey-Chambertin, and borders to the Grand Cru vineyard Clos Saint-Denis in the south. It borders the Route des Grands Crus in the east. The AOC was created in 1936, and the Clos part of its name refers to a wall-enclosed vineyard.

Production

In 2008, of vineyard surface was in production within the AOC, and 448 hectoliter of wine was produced, corresponding to 60,000 bottles.

AOC regulations

The main grape variety for Clos de la Roche is Pinot Noir. The AOC regulations also allow up to 15 per cent total of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris as accessory grapes, but this is practically never used for any Burgundy Grand Cru vineyard. The allowed base yield is 35 hectoliter per hectare, a minimum planting density of 9,000 vines per hectare is required as well as a minium grape maturity of 11.5 per cent potential alcohol.

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