Beaune, Côte de

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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The Côte de Beaune is the southern half of the escarpment of the côte d’or, named after the important town and wine centre of Beaune. The greatest white wines of Burgundy and some very fine reds are grown on this stretch. The principal appellations, from north to south, are Corton and Corton-Charlemagne (see aloxe-corton), beaune, pommard, volnay, meursault, puligny-montrachet, and chassagne-montrachet. See also the separate entry under montrachet.

Red wines from the lesser villages of the Côte may be sold under their own names or as Côte de Beaune-Villages. This appellation is available for the wines of auxey-duresses, Chassagne-Montrachet, chorey-lès-beaune, ladoix-serrigny, Meursault, monthélie, pernand-vergelesses, Puligny-Montrachet, st-aubin, st-romain, santenay, and savigny-lès-beaune. See also maranges.