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Montrachet

Grand Cru site or appellation in the Côte de Beaune area, the southern part of the Côte d'Or area in the French region of Burgundy. It covers eight hectares of vineyards, almost exactly half of which are shared by the two neighbouring municipalities of Chassagne-Montrachet (here the site is called "Le Montrachet") and Puligny-Montrachet (here "Montrachet"). The site has been known since the 13th century and was known as Mons Rachicencis, Mont Rachaz, Mont Rachat and from the 15th century as Montrachat. Towards the end of the 19th century, the camp name was added to the commune name by these communes. The soil consists of a 50-centimetre-thick overlay of brown limestone weathered rubble at the bottom. The site is completely enclosed by a wall (Clos).

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