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Cote de Beaune wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Cote de Beaune is a wine appellation in the Burgundy region of France that was promulgated in 1937. The Cote de Beaune appellation is confined to the area around the city of Beaune in Burgundy. There is also a Beaune appellation which is slightly broader. This appellation allows both still red wines and still white wines.
There is a total of 22 hectares devoted to the production of red wine and 12.5 hectares devoted to white wines. As with the Beaune AOC white wines can be made from either Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc blended with small amounts of Pinot Gris. Red wines must be made from Pinot Noir but they can be blended with small quantities of the permitted white grapes of the appellation.
The Cote de Beaune vineyards are generally on the higher slopes of the commune of Beaune at altitudes ranging between 300 metres to 400 metres above sea level. The soils are limestone from the Jurassic era.
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