🇫🇷BURGUNDYChalonnais


CHALONNAIS IS   AOC.–  8     –Premier Cru110       @Chalon-sur Saone

  • BLANC=   |   ROUGE=**Refer to AOC.’s For Grape Variety Information.

GEOGRAPHY France, Burgundy(South-Central), LATITUDE: 46.8° N

  • BORDERS: Cote de Nuits(North), Maconnais(South), (25km. Long & 7km. Wide)
  • DEPARTMENTS-Saone-et-Loire
  • AOC.’s Bourgogne Couchois AOC., Bouzeron AOC., Cote Chalonnaise AOC., Givry AOC., Mercurey AOC., Montagny AOC., Rully AOC.

TOPOGRAPHY FEATURES– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ La Montagne(Limestone Ridge)

  • On~Saone~River~
  • Major Difference Between the Cote Chalonnais and the Cote d’Or is the Convergence of the Two Major Faults That Form In the Cote Chalonnais.  This is Where the Topography Starts to Change and You Start to See Element of the Massif Central.

SOILS Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary“, Clay-Sand, Iron With Limestone Sub-Soil

  • Marls, Marl-Limestone On strata from the Jurassic & Triassic Periods.

CLIMATEContinental

VITICULTURE ? ha. Planted.   CHALLENGES– Spring/ Fall, Frost, Hail, Rain, Cold

  • Chalonnais is Slightly Warmer Than the Cote Nuits Resulting In a Style of Chardonnay That is Little Riper.

VINICULTURE

  • **Refer to Burgundy/ Regional Appellations For General Growing Information
  • LABELING– Sometimes Producers Use Name of Domaine and/ or Family Name On Label.

CULTURE  “Monks & Monateries  ~Cluny~

  • The Famous Abbey and Ruling Center of the Europe Great Monasteries and Head Quarters of 10,000 Monks That Followed the Teaching of St. Benedict. The Abbey Started a Network of 1,000 Monasteries From Rome to Scotland With the Common Thread of Bringing Christianity to Modern Europe.


BOURGOGNE COUCHOIS AOC.    @Couchois

  • BLANC= Chardonnay    |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Chalonnais(North-West)
    • DEPARTMENT– Saone-et-Loire
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE–  ? ha. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers

COTE CHALONNAISE AOC.     @Chalon-sur Saone

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Chalonnais, DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire
    •  “Multi-Appellation”, Sub-Zones/ AOC.’s- Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry, Montagny
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • VITICULTURE– ? ha. Planted,  ~Premier Cru~ ?

BOUZERON AOC.     @Bouzeron

  • BLANC= Aligote, Chardonnay   |  ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Chalonnais(North), DEPARTMENTS-Saone-et-Loire
    • COMMUNES-Bouzeron, Chassey-Le-Champ, In Cote Chalonnaise AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Hilly”, SLOPES/ Montagne de La Folie, +Alt.270mt.-350mt.
    • On~Dheune~River~
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary“, Marl/ Oxfordian Limestone, Brown Marl/ Bath Limestone
  • VITICULTURE– 100ha. Planted,   Vine Training- Gobelet
  • VINICULTURE– Only Village Based Burgundy Appellation For Aligote
    • Estate/ Producers– A & P de Villaine, Chanzy, Gagey, Louis Jodot, Maison Chanzy, Michel Briday, Ramonet, De Villaine(Aubert de Villaine)

RULLY AOC.     @Rully

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Chalonnais(North), DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire,
    • COMMUNES-Rully, Chagny, In Cote Chalonnaise AOC.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary
  • VITICULTURE– 357ha. Planted,   ~Premier Cru~ 23
    • ~Premier Cru~ Agneux, Bressande, Chaigne, Champs, Cloux Chapitre, Cloux Fosse, Gresigny, Meix Cadot, Margotes, Marissou, Meix Caillet, Molesme, Montpalais, Pierres, Pillot, Preaux, Pucille, Rabource, Raclot, Renarde, Saint-Jacque, Vauvry
    • Estate/ Producers– Albert Sounit, Belleville, Delorme Andr, Dureuil-Janthial Vincent,  Clos La Folie, David Moret, Friday Michel, Jaeger-Defaix

MERCUREY AOC.    @Mercurey

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 13%   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir 87%
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Chalonnais(North)
    • DEPARTMENT-Saone-et-Loire, COMMUNES-Mercurey, Saint-Martin-sous-Montaigu
    • In Cote Chalonnaise AOC., North-West of Chalon-sur-Saone-City(12km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley”, SLOPES/ Golden Valley, +Alt.230mt.-320mt.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Oxfordian..Limestone, Marls, Marly Calcic
  • VITICULTURE– 171ha. Planted,   ~Premier Cru~ 32
    • ~Premier Cru~ Barraults, Bondue, Byots, Cailloute, Champs Martin, Chassiere, Clos Montaigus, Combins, Crets, Croichots, Eveque, Fortoul, Fourneaux, Grands Voyens,  Grifferes, Levriere, Marcilly, Mission, Montiaigus, Montaigu, Myglands, Naugues, Paradis, Puillets, Roi, Ruelies, Saumonts, Sazenay, Tonnerre Velley, Vasees, Vignes, Maillonges, Voyes
    • Estate/ Producers– Alber Sounit, Belleville, Chamirey, Charton, Chaumellottes, Divin Mercurey, Faiveley, Genot-Boulanger, Lorenzon, Louis Max, Ma Cave, Michel Juillot, Suremain, Vielle Fontaine

GIVRY AOC.     @Givay

  • BLANC= Chardonnay 16%   |   ROUGE= Pinot Noir 84%
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Chalonnais(Central)
    • DEPARTMENT– Saone-et-Loire, COMMUNES-Darcy-Le-Fort, Givry, Jambles
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ? +Alt.150mt.-300mt.
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary”, Oxfordian Limestone
  • VITICULTURE– 282 ha. Planted,   ~Premier Cru~ 38
    • ~Premier Cru~ La Baraude, La Berges, Bois Chevaux, Bois Gautiers, Cellier Aux Moines, Charle, Choue, Crausot, Cremillons, Cras Long, Grande Berge, Grandes Vignes, Grandes Pretans, Jus Marceaux, Marole, Le Paradis, Petit Marole, Petit Pretan Plante Salomon, Saint-Paul Saint-Pierre Servoisine, Vaux Vigne Rough Vernoy, Le Virgin
    • Estate/ Producers– Alain Roy, Besson, Danjean-Berthoux, Didier Erker, Joblot,Rene Bourgeon

MONTAGNY AOC.    @Montagny-Les-Buxy

  • BLANC= Chardonnay   |    ROUGE= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy, SUB-ZONE-Chalonnais(Central), DEPARTMENT– Saone-et-Loire
    • COMMUNES-Buxy, July-les-Buxy, Montagny-les-Buxy, Saint-Vallerin, @Hw.#D981
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 250mt. – 400mt.
  • SOILS=Metamorphic”, “Sedimentary, Clay, Marl, Bajocian, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE– 346ha. Planted,   ~Premier Cru~ 49
    • ~Premier Cru~ Les Bassets, Les Beaux Champ, Les Bouchots, Les Burnins, Chazelle, Les Chaniots, Condemine, Charmelottes, Champ Toizeau, Le Clouzot, Le Cloux Coeres, Cornevent, Le Clos, Chaudron, Craboulettes, L’Epaule, Les Combes, Les Garcheres, Les Gouresses, La Grande, Les Maroques, Montcuchot, Mont Laurent, Montorge, La Moulliere, Les Paquiers, Les Resses, Les Perrieres, Les Pidances, Sous Les Feilles, St. Morille, St-Ytages, Treufferes, Vieux Chateau, Vignes Soleil, Vignes Longues, Vignes Couland, Vignes Cloux, Vignes St. Pierre, Vignes des Pres
    • Estate/ Producers– Berthenet(15ha.), Chamilly, Cognard, Feuillat-Juillot, Jean-Marc Pillot, Joseph Drouhin, Louis Latour, Olivier Leflaive, Philippe Colin, Stephane Aladame(8ha.), Vignerons de Buxy(Co.-Op./120 Growers)
  • CULTURE- 1936AOC. Officially Established

Regional/ Generic Appellations of Bourgogne

BOURGOGNE BLANC AOC.      @Burgundy

  • BLANC= Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “Burgundy/ Home” For Detailed Information On Bourgogne Blanc.

BOURGOGNE ROUGE AOC.     @Burgundy

  • ROUGE= Pinot Noir, Cesar(Only In Yonne Department)
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “Burgundy/ Home” For Detailed Information On Bourgogne Rouge.

CREMANT De BOURGOGNE AOC.     @Burgundy

  • BLANC= Aligote, Chardonnay, Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri, Sacy
  • ROUGE= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGION-Burgundy(Greater)
  • **Refer to “Burgundy/ Home” For Detailed Information On Cremant de Bourgogne.

Indication Geographique Protegee IGP. of Chalonnais

  • BIANC= Any White Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Chalonnais.
  • ROUGE= Any Red Grapes Varieties Approved For Production In Chalonnais.
  • VITICULTURE– Wine Produced In “CHALONNAIS” Non-Conforming to AOC.

SAONE-Et LOIRE IGP.

  • GEOGRAPHY– France, REGEION-Burgundy, Catchment For Cote Chalonnaise


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.