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Côte Chalonnaise

The area named after the town of Chalon-sur-Sâone (also known as Chalonnais for short) is located in the centre of the Burgundy wine region between the Côte d'Or and Mâconnais areas and comprises some 4,500 hectares of vineyards. It is also called the "Région de Mercurey" after a municipality. However, it is not an appellation in itself. The town with its port on the river Sâone was already an important trading place for wine in the Celtic period and later with the Romans. Excavations in the riverbed have revealed over 25,000 Roman amphorae. Red wine from the municipality of Givry was one of the many favourite wines of King Henry IV (1553-1610). The predominant soil type is limestone or calcareous clay. The climate is slightly drier than on the Côte d'Or.

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