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Côte de Beaune

The Côte de Beaune is one of Burgundy’s top viticultural regions, which is named after the town of Beaune. Found in eastern France, the Côte de Beaune is small, thin and long area that is about 5 kilometers wide and 15 kilometers long. Its size is similar to that of its northern sitting neighbor, the Côte de Nuits. These two districts make up the larger, Côte d’Or. With gently sloping hills, the vineyards benefit from ideal sun exposure, limestone-rich soils and their easy drainage. The region’s distinct zones are spilt into two parts, to the south there are the Montrachet villages that produce mainly white wines (including Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, Corton-Charlemagne, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet and Meursault) and to the north there is the Corton hill which exclusively crafts reds (including Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Volnay and Pommard). Like most regions in Burgundy, white wines are mostly made from Chardonnay and reds from Pinot Noir. However, in the Côte de Beaune white varieties like Aligoté, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris are also grown. ...
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