Bourgogne and its appellations

Montagny

The vineyards of Bourgogne produce some great wines with a historical and international reputation. However, the region is not simply limited to its iconic appellations. In addition to its Village Premier Cru and Grand Cru AOCs, it also produces a range of wonderful Régionale and Village appellations to explore.


You will also find a full list of the Bourgogne’s Climats and lieux-dits on this page.


Check out the complete list of the 84 Bourgogne appellations.

However, your exploration has only just begun. Bourgogne wines have never before offered such high quality. Besides our range of internationally celebrated wines, try some of our lesser-known appellations where there are lots of surprises in store.

And for a fun way to find out more about the wines on offer, try out our “Which Bourgogne wine is right for me?” quiz, or check out Bourgogne Maps to take an interactive tour of the region.

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE CHALONNAISE

  • Coulour


    White wines only - Chardonnay


  • Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    351.6 ha (including 210.75 ha Premier Cru).

    * in 2018 

  • Appellation Village of the Côte Chalonnaise region (Saône-et-Loire).
    This appellation includes 49 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Producing communes: Montagny, Buxy, Saint-Vallerin, Jully-lès-Buxy.
    On the label, the appellation MONTAGNY and MONTAGNY PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.
     

Wine Characteristics - Montagny

Wine
Characteristics

Montagny produces white wines only. To the eye, these wines present the classic features of a burgundian Chardonnay: limpid, pale gold colour with green highlights when young, darker gold colour with age. Their aromas are acacia, mayflower, honeysuckle, bramble flowers, and sometimes violet and bracken. Of the livelier scents, lemon-balm and gun-flint may be added.
Hazelnut, white peach and ripe pear would not be surprising, either. In the mouth, the wine is always fresh, young at heart, frisky, alluring, and rich in spicy back-flavours. Refinement and delicacy are harmoniously matched to a durably well-built structure.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip - Montagny

Wine
Steward’s Tip


Highly-bred, subtle and rich in delicate nuances, Montagny can be properly matched only with foods of comparable balance and aromatic intensity, for example, veal in white sauce suits it very well. As far as seafood is concerned, steamed or poached crustaceans, noble fish (plain fried, grilled, or, better still, steamed) are well-suited. Paella, made with meat and/or fish, also goes well with this wine since the smoothtasting dish with its diversity of aromas will be lit up by Montagny’s allure and aromatic richness. The same goes for cooked seafood. As for cheeses, it brings out the best in goat cheeses, Beaufort, Comté, Emmental and Saint-Paulin.
Serving temperature: 10 to 12°C.
 

Situation - Montagny

Situation


At the southern end of the Côte Chalonnaise, four villages (Buxy, Montagnylès-
Buxy, Jully-lès-Buxy and Saint-Vallerin), have been banded together as a single Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée since 1936. Hereabouts, as in the Côte de Nuits or at Chassagne-Montrachet, wine-growing and stone-quarrying amicably share the landscape. Buxy, with its 12th century fortifications, is an important heritage site and retains its independent spirit. The wine, grown only from Chardonnay grapes, breathes freshness and clarity. The monks of Cluny preferred it to any other.
 

Terroirs - Montagny

Terroirs

Facing East and South-East these hillsides of Bajocien limestone are planted with vines at altitudes of 250-400 metres. Marls and marly limestones of the Jurassic lias and older trias (200 million years BC approx.) make an ideal terroir.
The gravelly lower Triassic which surfaces at Buxy is in contact here with the Kimmeridgian limestone which dominates in the geology of Chablis.
 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits"
for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

Champ ToizeauChazelleCorneventCreux de Beaux ChampsL'EpauleLa Condemine du Vieux ChâteauLa Grande PièceLa MoullièreLe Clos ChaudronLe ClouxLe ClouzotLe Vieux ChâteauLes BassetsLes Beaux ChampsLes BonneveauxLes BordesLes BouchotsLes BurninsLes ChaniotsLes ChaumelottesLes CoèresLes CombesLes CoudrettesLes CraboulettesLes GarchèresLes GouressesLes JardinsLes LasLes MaclesLes MaroquesLes PaquiersLes PerrièresLes PidancesLes PlatièresLes RessesLes TreuffèresLes Vignes DerrièreLes Vignes des PrésLes Vignes longuesMont LaurentMontcuchotMontorgeSaint-YtagesSainte-MorilleSous les FeillesVigne du soleilVignes CoulandVignes Saint-PierreVignes sur le Cloux

Lieux-dits

CruzilleDavenayLa CorvéeLa GrouleLa PallueLa TillonneLe CorbeauLe Creux de la FeuilleLe CurtilLe MayLe May CottinLe May MorinLe ReculleronLe ReuillyLes BeauconsLes BetauxLes BrusLes ChazellesLes ClouxLes CorbaisonsLes CretsLes DazésLes EcheliersLes GuignottesLes JoncsLes MaraisLes PendarsLes PlantatsLes PréauxLes PrésLes RougereauxLes ThillesLes VarignysLes VariniersLes Vignes Sous l'EgliseMontagnyPrés BerceauxSous les RochesSt VallerinVignes Dessous
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