One of white Grand Crus, Corton, shares its name with the sub-region's sole red Grand Cru. The rest of its epic red confrères lie in the Côte de Nuits. However, the Pommard producers’ association is trying to change this. In 2011, they petitioned the French appellation authority, INAO, to elevate the Premier Crus Rugiens and Epenots to Grand Cru. À voir (we’ll see).
From north to south, here are bullet points on the Côte de Beaune’s major villages. Though Corton is an appellation, not a village, it is a heavy-weight, unlike its villages Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. So, I cover it here by mention of the AOC.
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