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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Mercurey, most important village in the Côte chalonnaise district of Burgundy. While most of the production is in red wines made from Pinot Noir, a small quantity of unusually scented white wine from Chardonnay is also made. With 650 ha/1,600 acres under vine, Mercurey produces almost as much wine as the other principal Côte Chalonnaise appellations Givry, Rully, and Montagny combined. The appellation, including the commune of St-Martin-sous-Montaigu, includes 32 premier cru vineyards making up over 20% of the total.