Côte Chalonnaise is a Burgundy sub-region located in the department of Saône-et-Loire. Côte Chalonnaise is located just beneath the Côte d’Or. The soil in this sub-region is composed mainly of limestone and a small percentage of clay.
Côte Chalonnaise grape varieties
It is an outstanding wine region within Burgundy. It offers great value wines presenting constant quality at excellent prices. The two main white wine grape varieties are Chardonnay and Aligoté and for red wine the two main grape varieties are Pinot Noir and Gamay. The wine is produced within 5 villages: Bouzéron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny. There are no Grand Cru vineyards within the Côte Chalonnaise. However, there are many high quality Premier Cru vineyards.