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The Corton-Charlemagne appellation was created in 1937 although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans and it is named after the Emperor Charlemagne.The story goes that it is a white wine only appellation because his wife did not like his white beard being stained with spilt red wine The appellation consists of about  50 hectares of vines located on the southern slopes of the hill of Corton overlapping into the communes of Aloxe-Corton,Ledoix-Serrigay and Pernard-Vergelesses on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.There are several producers with holdings in the appellation and the whole appellation has Grand Cru status

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