The Côte Chalonnaise is a 25 km long stretch of land covered in vineyards, located between the villages of Sercy and Bouzeron, in the Saône-et-Loire department (Western France). In its limestone and clay soil, grapes have been cultivated for thousands of years (Burgundy vineyards are more often than not very old and full of history). Celtic tribes and the Roman Empire both contributed to the local wine business, in their time.
Here, quality appellations are many, but among the most well-known we can mention the Givry (Henri IV was extremely fond of that one), the Mercurey or the Rully. All of them came from local villages, for a total of 2,400 hectares of vineyards. The wines produced in the Côte Chalonnaise might be influenced by the vinification methods and appellations found in the Côte de Beaune, they're still very unique in their own right.
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