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The communal appellation is located at the northern end of the Côte de Beaune(Côte d'Or) in the French region of Burgundy. Vineyards were first named here in 696. Like many Burgundian municipalities, Aloxe added the most famous vineyard name to its name in 1862, and that is the historic Corton vineyard. It is wooded on its top, but planted with vines on its western, eastern and southern flanks.

A gift from Charlemagne

Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) donated the upper part of the hill to the Abbey of Saint-Andoche in Saulieu in 775. It remained in their possession until 1660. The Corton vineyard covers around 280 hectares of vines and extends over the three villages of Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix-Serrigny. It is divided into two Grand Cru sites and 14 Premier Cru sites. The white wines are made from Chardonnay, the red wines from Pinot Noir with a proportion of Pinot Liébault and Pinot Beurot (Pinot Gris).

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