The Côte d’Or ends at Santenay, leading on to the Côte Chalonnaise. The villages here may not have such head-turning names, but their wines can offer excellent value for money. With limestone-rich soils and hillside slopes, Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny produce Chardonnay and/or Pinot Noir, while Bouzeron (home to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Aubert de Villaine) specialises in Burgundy’s other white grape, Aligoté.
Named after the town of Châlon-sur-Saône, the Côte Chalonnaise picks up where the Côte d’Or ends. Generally a little warmer than the vineyards further north, this area can be a source of superb value – especially from top growers, who make wines to rival those from more famous villages.
About the wines of the Côte Chalonnaise
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