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...

  • Négrette

  • Sémillon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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  • Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne Blanc 2009

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    Such a delicious bottle. Medium-bodied, with balanced acidity along with notes of stone fruit and lemon curd. Grapes sourced just outside Puligny-Montrachet. Read More

    Wine review by Mary Margaret McCamic


  • Vaucher Pere et Fils Bourgogne Blanc 2009

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    Drinks as juice, no taste of alcohol. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Vignoble Dampt Bourgogne Blanc Tonnerre 'Le Clos de Chateau' 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by RomanGavi


  • Rully Mogliots Pierre Janny 2005

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Domaine du Meix Foulot Mercurey Premier Cru 2006

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    Definitely needs decanting to make the flavors come alive. Very bright and alive with a dark earthiness and springy lilac. Reminded me of the buds of spring, which was great on a chilly winter night with saucy fish dishes. Probably even better in a couple of years. Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster


  • Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc les Setilles 2008

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    This is very floral on the nose, with tropical tones over lean lemon custard and tangelo fruit. Bright and well focused with good depth of flavor on a light frame. This is streamlined and sleek with gentle suggestions of pollen, fennel and maybe even a touch of rhubarb accenting the core of citrus fruit. Very fresh and vibrant in the mouth in a ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne les Setilles 2009

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    Tight on the nose with tree bark and tar notes over faint lime and peach, with a gentle violet pastille top note. This is fairly rich for this bottling with acid that seems a touch soft, though its probably only in relation to the richness. Lots of apple and peach fruit here along with mineral and gentle oak notes. The finish was a bit steely an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Faiveley Montagny 2009

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    Nutty oak, apple fruit and a touch of mango come together on the nose with some sharp mineral hints that add nice focus. Very poised up front, a wave of sweetness from the nutty oak adds volume in the mouth. This has a light caramel/toffee edge to it that many people will find mysteriously appealing. The core of fruit, apple and quince is rich a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Berrys' White Burgundy Jean-Luc Terrier & Château Collovray Bottle NV

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    An ever-so-delicate touch of butter cuts through citrus fruit. The whole is delicate and elegant with the complexity of some minerality and earthiness Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • Faiveley Montagny 2009

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    Bright, tart, flowery, a little biscuity. In this instance, the flavors match well together and settle pretty well on the palate. Probably great with a winter fish stew. Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster


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