Côte Chalonnaise Wine

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The Côte Chalonnaise is a wine zone in the Burgundy region in France. It’s located in the Châlon-sur-Saône, which in early Gallic history, was a site where wine that was shipped upstream was offloaded and delivered inland. While vineyards in neighboring Beaune and Mâconnais are more concentrated and close together, the Chalonnaise vineyards are scattered with other agricultural sites amongst its rolling landscape. The vineyards here happen to be strategically placed in the areas with the most limestone-rich soils, which provide the most acid balance and structure in the grapes. The summers in the Chalonnaise are warm and dry, perhaps drier than neighboring areas owing to the slightly more elevated landscape, with cold winters. 
 
The wines from Côte Chalonnaise were once considered Burgundy bargains for their lower prices and consistently good quality when compared to more prestigious appellations. However, prices are now about the same as other Read more »

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  • Aligoté

    In North America, Aligoté’s cold-weather tolerance has provided it with homes in Washington State, British Columbia a...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Négrette

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • François Lumpp

    In the late 1970s, François Lumpp and his brother inherited their family property, located in t...

  • Château De Chamirey

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  • Domaine Parize Pere et Fils Givry Rouge 'La Fauleraie' Vieilles Vignes 2016

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop near London's Liverpool Street railway station [www.danddwineshop.com].The Givry appellation was created in 1946,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red and white wines [though 80% are red] from three communes around the village of that name on the Cotes Chalonaise in southern B... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Le Renard Givry Domaines Devillard 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Mercurey Clos Fortoul 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114149.Mercurey is an appellation created in 1936[although there has been viticulture here for centuries] for red and white wines [90% are red] from the two communes of Mercurey and Saint Martin sous Montaigue on the Cotes Chalonaise in Burgundy.There are 32... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Rully Michel Picard 1998

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/114020.Rully is an appellation created in 1939 [although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans ] for red and white wines [although two-thirds of production is white ] from the communes of Rully and Chagny in the north of the Cotes Cha... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Givry Remoissenet Pere & Fils 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • A. et P. de Villaine Bouzeron 2013

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    No written review

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  • Maison L. Tramier et Fils Mercurey Château Mi-Pont Blanc 2000

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    refreshing with apples and pineapples, and hints of limestone Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Paul et Marie Jacqueson Rully 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey les Ruelles 2012

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    pretty good balance of berry fruits and minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Jean-Philippe Fichet Bourgogne Blanc 2011

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    Pale yellow in the glass. Fairly fruity nose. Stone fruitapricot, peachon the tip of the tongue. Also, interestingly enough, an effervescence that might suggest secondary fermentation. Complete lack of buttery oaka good thing. A touch of tartness makes this a fairly refreshing wine. All these positives are negated by the beginnings of o... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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