A growing understanding that Aligoté can produce high quality wines has seen more interest in Bouzeron in recent years. Marly limestone and clay soils give attractive, mineral driven white wines.
Givry is arguably one of the best villages in which to source good value red Burgundy. So far it has avoided the kind of high prices that characterise the rest of the region and quality is reasonably consistent.
Mercurey AOC is one of the Côte Chalonnaise’s important Pinot Noir appellations. Although there are no Grand Cru sites here, there are 30 Premier Cru sites and a number of Lieux-dits.
Located at the southern end of the Côte Chalonnaise, Montagny is an exclusively white wine made in the villages of Montagny-lès-Buxy, Buxy, Saint-Vallerin and Jully-lès-Buxy. There are 49 Premier Cru sites here making it one of the up and coming areas for good value white Burgundy.
Rully is home to some excellent value white Burgundy. Produced from Chardonnay, Rully boasts 23 premier cru climats which cover almost a third of the appellation’s 300 or so hectares.