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Kitterlé Grand Cru: Napoleon’s preferred White

Kitterlé Grand Cru: Napoleon’s preferred White

Below is an excerpt of a book written in 1931 by the famous historian and wine critic of that time Mr. Paul Ramain.

His book, titled “Les Grands Vins de France”, mentions :

“In the course of last century, Napoleon Bonaparte was particularly fond of the Chambertin and the Kitterlé, the calf breaker”.

His taste for Chambertin among all red wines is well known. For the Kitterlé, we are interested to learn that he had a preference, among all whites, for Domaines Schlumberger’s best Grand Cru.

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