Côte Chalonnaise

Located in the south of the Côte de Beaune vineyard, in the department of Saone et Loire , the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise has five Village appellations and six regional ones. The clay-limestone soils of the Saone valley is ideal for Pinot Noir and Gamay varietals , however fabulous white wines...
Located in the south of the Côte de Beaune vineyard, in the department of Saone et Loire , the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise has five Village appellations and six regional ones. The clay-limestone soils of the Saone valley is ideal for Pinot Noir and Gamay varietals , however fabulous white wines made from Chardonnay are produced on the Côte Chalonnaise. Wines of the Côte Chalonnaise have their own typical characteristics and are truly different wines from the south of the Côte de Beaune , which is adjacent yet : Location, exposure and soil type can explain this fact. Starting in the north of the Côte Chalonnaise , we find first of all the appellation Bouzeron , including 100% white wines made of the Aligote grape . It is also the only village appellation for this kind of grape . When it's well done , it's very good. So no cassis liquor with Bouzeron to make a "Kir" cocktail ! We then meet the Rully appellation produced in the municipalities of Chagny and Rully . Exceptionnally, Chardonnay represents more than half of this vineyard, to produce white wines charming with a real freshness. Red wines are also remarkable. A quarter of the vineyard is classified as Premier Cru . Following , here is the appellation Mercurey, which is the largest vineyard in the Cote Chalonnaise with 650 hectares planted with vines : 90% of the blend is red ( Pinot Noir ) . Again nearly a quarter of the vineyard is classified as Premier Cru . To the west of Chalon sur Saône lies the vineyard of the Givry appellation which 40 % were classified as Premiers Crus. Beautiful land, consisting of hills facing south , southeast. Again, Pinot Noir is very controlling nearly 85 % of land use . The village of Montagny then close the march of the communal appellations of the Côte Chalonnaise , producing fully dedicated to white wines made from Chardonnay grapes which two thirds are classified as Premier Cru .
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