and Montagny Premier Cru AOC
is located at the southern end of the Côte Chalonnaise, in the Saône-et-Loire and covers four villages: Buxy, Montagny-lès-Buxy, Jully-lès-Buxy and Saint Vallerin. Montagny was recognized as an AOC in 1936. Within the Montagny appellation, 49 climats have been recognised as Montagny Premier Cru, including: Les Bouchots, Le Clouzot, Les Pidances, Les Las, Les Gouresses, Les Burnins, Les Maroques, Les Beaux Champs, Les Macles, Creaux de Beaux Champs, L’Epaule, Les Platières, etc. Among these climats, the wines produced by Domaine Stéphane Aladame and Chanson Père & Fils are particularly good.
The terroir of the Montagny AOC is east and southeast facing. The vineyards grow on the hillsides of Bajocian limestone at between 250 and 400 metres altitude, on marl or marly-limestone soils. The lower Triassic sandstone which breaks through the surface in Buxy is in contact with the Kimmeridgian limestone, which dominates the geology in the Chablis area.
The wines from Montagny are exclusively white made solely from the Chardonnay grape variety. The appellation’s 310 hectares permit an annual production of about 18,000 hectolitres of wine.
More informations on the website of the wines of Montagny