Chassagne-Montrachet

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Chassagne-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet (Côte-d'Or, Fr) église.JPG
Coat of arms of Chassagne-Montrachet
Coat of arms
Chassagne-Montrachet is located in France
Chassagne-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet
Coordinates: 46°56′16″N 4°43′45″E / 46.9378°N 4.7292°E / 46.9378; 4.7292Coordinates: 46°56′16″N 4°43′45″E / 46.9378°N 4.7292°E / 46.9378; 4.7292
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Nolay
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Françoise Moreau
Area1 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 391
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 21150 / 21190
Elevation 209–410 m (686–1,345 ft)
(avg. 268 m or 879 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chassagne-Montrachet is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department of Burgundy in eastern France.

It used to be known under the name Chassagne-le-Haut, but the name was changed to Chassagne-Montrachet by a decree on November 27, 1879.[1] Around this time, many Burgundy villages appended the name of their most famous vineyard to that of the village name.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 434 —    
1968 504 +16.1%
1975 446 −11.5%
1982 454 +1.8%
1990 431 −5.1%
1999 472 +9.5%
2008 391 −17.2%

Wine[edit]

Chassagne-Montrachet is an appellation consisting of 350 ha (865 acres) of clayish limestone located south of Côte de Beaune. Most wine produced in the village is white wine from the Chardonnay grape, although red wine is also made from the Pinot noir grape.

The village shares two Grand Cru vineyards - Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet - with the neighbouring village of Puligny-Montrachet, and also includes the entirety of a third, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet, within its boundaries. These three vineyards produce some of the most expensive and long-lived white wines in the world.[citation needed]

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