Chassagne-Montrachet

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Chassagne-Montrachet
The church in Chassagne-Montrachet
The church in Chassagne-Montrachet
Coat of arms of Chassagne-Montrachet
Coat of arms
Location of Chassagne-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet is located in France
Chassagne-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementBeaune
CantonLadoix-Serrigny
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Françoise Moreau
Area
1
6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Population
(2008)2
391
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21150 /21190
Elevation209–410 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 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 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
YearPop.±%
1962434—    
1968504+16.1%
1975446−11.5%
1982454+1.8%
1990431−5.1%
1999472+9.5%
2008391−17.2%

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Syndicat Viticole de Chassagne-Montrachet: Histoire Archived January 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2010-11-18 (in French)