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...

  • Négrette

  • Diamond

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • 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

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  • "Why certainly!Givry Clos de la Putin  Overpowering nose of petrol and torrefaction. Much the same on the palate, with notes of Crimean cherries and horse sweat, with a finish that dissolves the fillings in your teeth. For a wine made in a chemical factory, it's not as bad as it could have been. In fact, it's the finest ever produced in that pla... Read More

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  • I have the great fortune to live in South Burgundy and totally agree with you that these Cote Chalonnaise wines are under-rated - but don't tell everyone - I enjoy the fact that they are less expensive than their big brothers! Read More

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  • Classic!  Read More

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  • Reply by dmcker, Nov 3.Thanks for this, Mary John.Any tasting notes? Why certainly!Givry Clos de la Putin  Overpowering nose of petrol and torrefaction. Much the same on the palate, with notes of Crimean cherries and horse sweat, with a finish that dissolves the fillings in your teeth. For a wine made in a chemical factory, it's not as bad as i... Read More

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  • Ban! Read More

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  • Oh! It's Canthong again.  Thanks for the information! Read More

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  • Cote Chalonnaise has long been a well known, yet  frequently overlooked region in Bourgogne. Though it seems illogical, people do know it exists, but few bother to seek out these wines.(huyt áp thp, máu nhim m) Read More

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  • Very interesting Mary.  We do need more discussion of Old World wines here.  There are too many California-centric participants.  OK, I'm the No.1 disciple. Read More

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  • Preaching to the choir!Well sort of, I do mean to get off the beaten Burgundy path... Read More

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