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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  • Diamond

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

  • Aligoté

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Sémillon

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

  • Négrette

  • 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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  • Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey Villages 2001

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64264. Mercurey is an AOC created in 1936 for red and white wines [though 90% of production is red ] from the communes of Mercurey and St Martin sous Montaigue on the Cotes Chalonaise in Burgundy.There are 32 Premier Cru vineyards but no Grand Cru.Domaine Mi... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Blanc 2012

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    Great value! Read More

    Wine review by AlineAlmeida


  • Olivier Morin Chitry Bourgogne Blanc Constance 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Domaine Vincent Durueil-Janthial Rully Premier Cru les Margotés 2012

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    Planted in 1946, this calcareous vineyard throws off exotic fruits and plenty of glycerine. It doesnt skimp on the finish and while it doesnt, it throws in tons of spice. 92 pts Read More

    Wine review by Christy Canterbury MW


  • J.m. Boillot Montagny Premier Cru 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by WillMartin


  • Domaine Vincent Dureuil-Janthial Rully Rouge Maizières 2008

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    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/53863 for £25.Rully is an AOC created in 1939 [although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans ]for red and white wines [although 2/3rds of production is white ] from the communes of Rully and Chagny in the north of the Cotes Chalonaise sub-... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine Patrick Javillier Bourgogne Blanc Cuvée Oligocène 2007

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/57881 .Patrick Javillier is a 10 hectare estate producing red and white wines spread over 14 appellations in Burgundy.Their 'Cuvee Oligocene' [ the name is a geological term referring to the brown limestone terroir ] comes from the 'Les Pellans ' vineyard, p... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Andre Goichot Montagny Chateau de la Guiche 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Rully "Les Cailloux" 2012

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    Very clear pale yellow color.Quite "fresh," "citrusy" nose. Very delightful on the palate--not terribly fruity, but rather light and refreshing. Crisp acidity was me to continue drinking. This wine exemplifies my position that U.S. producers are missing the boat when it comes to wines made from Chardonnay grapes. US$33.99 at the Wine Club in... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Domaine Patrick Javillier Cuvee des Forgets Blanc Bourgogne 37 2011

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    Excellent value wine from Burgundy. Perfect for a sunny winter day. Really great nose with green wood and fresh cut grass. Notes of butter and oak with a medium finish of caramel. Will definitely buy a few more bottles of this when I get the chance. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


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