The Côte Chalonnaise is a sub region of Burgundy that lies to the South of the main area of the Côte D’Or. It is approximately 25 kilometres in length, and 7 kilometres wide, with a mix of soils and therefore grapes and styles.. It follows the Saone Valley south with the famous region of Côte de Beaune to the north, and Maconnais to the South. Centred around the town of Chalon sur Saône the main grapes are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. There are also whites from the Aligote grape which are mainly found in the communes of Bouzeron, and a lighter styled red wine from the Gamay. The key Communes are Bouzeron, Rully, which is the centre of Crémant wines, Mercurey and Givry (which are mainly reds) and Montagny which is focused on white Chardonnay.