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The Côtes de Beaune forms the southern half of the Côte d'Or and is named after the picturesque and important town of Beaune that lies within it. The region is of course justifiably famed for its white wines from illustrious crus such as Chassagne and Puligny Montrachet, Meursault etc which are, at their best, the most exhilarating, complex and long lived examples of chardonnay that money can buy. Surpisingly then, Pinot Noir remains the dominant grape variety of the region and, whilst the wines can be thrilling, it doesn't consistently hit the heights of its northern neighbour the Cote de Nuits.
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