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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Montagny, the appellation for white burgundy produced in the communes of Montagny-lès-Buxy, Jully-lès-Buxy, Buxy, and St-Vallerin in the Côte chalonnaise. The wines have a little more body and more acidity than other whites from this region. Previously, all vineyards could be designated premier cru on condition that the wine had an alcoholic strength of 11.5%. Now Montagny has been brought into line with other appellations, though a high proportion of vineyards have been classified as premier cru. Much of the production passes through the excellent co-operative founded in 1929 at Buxy, which boasts the motto ‘with the good wines of Buxy everyone sings and everyone laughs’.