THE RANGE

Between the Côte de Beaune to the north and the mounts of the Mâconnais in the south, the Côte Chalonnaise vineyards spread along a swath of 30 km by approximately 7 km in width. Here, in the heart of landscapes punctuated by hills in a carefully preserved environment, the vines have found their happy place on the southeast facing hillsides. For over a thousand years vine stocks have grown in soils similar to those of the neighbouring Côte de Beaune and the grapes ripen well here; benefitting from hot summers and dry autumns.
Much of the history of our region is founded in viticulture. Certain wines were enjoyed by the Court of France in the Middle Ages. The wine of Givry, for example, was particularly esteemed by King Henry IV. Cluny monks were also fond of Montagny wines and contributed significantly to the enhancement of the vineyard.

For a long time, the relatively unknown wines of the Côte Chalonnaise were sold under the names of other villages of the Côte de Beaune. Since 1930 however, and thanks to the implementation of AOC regulations, our wines have managed to make a name for themselves…and they are becoming increasingly popular every day.

THE REGIONALS

Burgundy wines are classified in four large categories. On a scale of increasing rarity we have : Regional Appellations, Communal Appellations, Premier Crus and finally, Grand Crus.

The Regional Appellations,account for over half the total production of Burgundy and come from an ensemble of “Bourgogne” vineyards or from one of the sub-regions.

Millebuis offers 4 wines in this category. 2 reds: Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir (a house speciality), and Côteaux Bourguignons Pinot Noir-Gamay. The 2 white wines are Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Chardonnay and Bourgogne Aligoté “Sable” (an oddity).

BOURGOGNE
CÔTE CHALONNAISE
CHARDONNAY
“LA ROCHE DE CULLES”

The vineyards of the Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Appellation are found in the form of small “islands” between Chagny at the northern limit with the Côte de Beaune, and Saint-Gengoux-le-National in the south, bordering on the Mâconnais region. The hamlet “La Roche de Culles” is located in the village of Culles-Les-Roches, 330 metres above sea level. Facing south/south-east, the vines draw on limestone and marly soil, which gives our Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Chardonnay La Roche de Culles its delightfully full-bodied taste.
This crisp wine boasts delicate aromas of white flowers and white-fleshed fruits with toasted notes. On the palate, the aromas are further enhanced by a hint of something saline and tonic. The finish is long and languid, with strong minerality shining through. A delectable expression of the Chardonnay grape.

BOURGOGNE
CÔTE CHALONNAISE
CHARDONNAY

Les vignes de l’Appellation Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise se présentent sous forme d’îlots entre la Côte de Beaune au nord et le Mâconnais au sud. Exposées est / sud-est, elles puisent dans un sol argilo-calcaire à dominante calcaire, peu profond et très caillouteux, toute la gourmandise qui caractérise notre Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Chardonnay. Il évoque les fruits à chair jaune. Franche, la bouche est rafraîchissante avec une finale minérale. Une expression gourmande du Chardonnay.

BOURGOGNE ALIGOTÉ
“SABLE”

Our vines are situated in various small plots in the Côte Chalonnaise and they source the characteristic appeal of our Bourgogne Aligoté “Sable” in sandy-loam soil. A crystalline white Burgundy revealing an attractive citrus bouquet. It is crisp and elegant in the mouth. A delectable expression of the Aligoté grape.

BOURGOGNE ALIGOTÉ
“SILEX”

Our vines are situated in various small plots in the Côte Chalonnaise. They source the characteristic appeal of our Bourgogne Aligoté “Silex” in soils with high flint content.
Issu d’une terre de silex, ce vin à la robe or pâle révèle une belle minéralité. La bouche est ciselée, fraîche et florale. Une expression gourmande du cépage Aligoté.

MÂCON
SAINT GENGOUX
LE NATIONAL

Our vines are planted in Saint Gengoux-le-National on Mont Goubot, at 307 metres above sea level. They are south- and south-east facing, and source the characteristic, delicious flavour of our Mâcon Saint Gengoux le National from the chalky-clay soil made up of stones and white rocks.
This wine is pale gold in colour with hints of green, and has an intense nose of almond and white flowers. Silky and with citrus notes, the mouth is both fresh and round. A delectable expression of the Chardonnay grape.

BOURGOGNE
CÔTE CHALONNAISE
PINOT NOIR
“LES DEMI-HOTTES”

The vineyards of the Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Appellation are found in the form of small “islands” between Chagny at the northern limit with the Côte de Beaune, and Saint-Gengoux-le-National in the south, bordering on the Mâconnais region. Located on several small plots in the villages of Saules and Culles-les-Roches, the vines of our “Les Demi-Hottes” are exposed east/south-east, mainly in the middle of hillsides. The marly and limestone soils on which the vines are planted lend our Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise “Les Demi-Hottes” a uniquely indulgent taste.
This deep purple wine reveals heady minerality with notes of red berries and spices. Fruity, tangy and firm on the palate. A delectable expression of the Pinot Noir grape.

BOURGOGNE
CÔTE CHALONNAISE
PINOT NOIR

The vineyards of the Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Appellation are found in the form of small “islands” between the Côte de Beaune to the north and the Mâconnais Region in the south. The vineyards are east and south-east facing and source the characteristic appeal of our Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise Pinot Noir in stony, shallow chalky-clay soil rich in limestone. It reveals aromas of Morello cherry, redcurrant and strawberries. It is well balanced in the mouth with silky tannins. A delectable expression of the Pinot Noir grape.

COTEAUX BOURGUIGNONS
PINOT NOIR - GAMAY

Our Coteaux Bourguignons Millebuis reveals a fresh and appealing bouquet. It has plenty of substance in the mouth with flavours of ripe, red fruit berries. A delectable expression of Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes.

MÂCON
SAINT GENGOUX
LE NATIONAL

Our plots are located in the villages of Bissy-sous-Uxelles, Burnand, Champagny-sous-Uxelles, Savigny-sur-Grosne and Saint-Gengoux-le-National. They are south and south-east-facing, and source the characteristic, delicious flavour of our Mâcon Saint Gengoux le National from the chalky-clay soil made up of stones and white rocks.
Deep red in colour with purple hues, this wine reveals beautiful red berry notes. It is smooth on the palate with notes of grenadine, cinnamon and white pepper. A delectable expression of the Gamay grape.

THE VILLAGES

Des Communal Appellations are also known as “Appellations Villages” and we have a total of 41 in Burgundy; from Pommard to Nuits-Saint-Georges.
From north to south, the Côte Chalonnaise has 4 Communal Appellations: Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny. Two of these are red wines made from Pinot Noir and two are whites made from Chardonnay, the expression of these Burgundy varieties is recognizable, of course, but with great distinction.

MONTAGNY

Grown on hillsides, the vines bearing the Montagny appellation benefit from the sun early in the day. They source all the vigour that is so typical of our Montagny from brown clay and limestone soils. A luminous white Burgundy with a floral bouquet revealing silkiness in the mouth and flavours of white-fleshed fruit. A very pure expression of Chardonnay.

RULLY

Wines bearing the Rully Appellation come from vines grown on hillsides where they source all the elegance that is typical of our Rully from pebbly soils that are composed largely of brown and chalky clay. A glittering Burgundy with a bouquet of fresh fruit and a touch of spiciness. The fruity richness is found again in the mouth along with freshness and rounded texture. A very pure expression of Chardonnay.

GIVRY

The Givry Appellation vineyards are planted at altitudes of 240-280 metres and are east and south-east facing. They source the distinctive generosity that is so typical of our Givry wine in chalky-clay soils and limestone subsoils. With its bouquet of ripe, red fruit and moss, heightened by a touch of spice, this is a sensual and fruit-laden wine in the mouth with silky tannins. A very pure expression of Pinot Noir.

MERCUREY

Wines bearing the Mercurey Appellation come from the vineyards planted on hillsides at between 230 and 320 metres altitude. The vines source all the richness that is so typical of our Mercurey wine in chalky-clay and marly-limestone soils. The bouquet reveals aromas of raspberry and cherry coupled with nuances of leather and spice. There plenty of substance in the mouth along with soft tannins. A very pure expression of Pinot Noir.

RULLY

Les vignes de l’appellation Rully sont situées en coteaux. Elles puisent dans des sols très argileux, bruns calcaires et assez caillouteux toute la finesse qui caractérise notre Rully. Sa robe rubis clair révèle un nez de grenade et de cranberries avec des nuances épicées. Élégante et fruitée, la bouche offre une belle structure. Une expression très pure du Pinot Noir.

THE PREMIER CRUS AND "CLIMATS"

The Premier Crus are named localities (“Climats”) within the Communal Appellations, identified for distinctive characteristics giving better wines. The name of the AOC is followed by the name of the locality classified as a Premier Cru. There are 562 such Premier Cru Climats in all of Burgundy (from Saint-Aubin Premier Cru “Murger des Dents de Chien” to Santenay Premier Cru “La Comme” and passing by Montagny Premier Cru “Montcuchot”). These wines represent the jewels in the crown of our viticulture.

“Climat”: a very precise definition

Each Climat in Burgundy is a vineyard plot, officially defined and bearing its own name for hundreds of years. It has its own history and benefits from distinctive geological and climatic conditions. A wine produced from a Climat also has its own specific taste and its place in the quality hierarchy (Regional Appellation, Village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru). Learn more

“When one talks of a Climat in Burgundy, you don’t raise your eyes to the sky, you lower them to the ground.”

Bernard Pivot, writer.

MONTAGNY
“CLOS DU CORBEAU”

“Clos du Corbeau” is a named vineyard plot covering 1.16 hectares in the Montagny appellation, it is situated in the middle of the hillside and faces fully east. The vines source the characteristic purity and intensity of our Montagny “Clos du Corbeau” in limestone-clay soils giving small bunches of golden coloured grapes which are always well-ripened.

MONTAGNY 1ER CRU
“LES CHANIOTS”

It has an east and south-east aspect and the vines source the elegance and strength that is so typical of our Montagny 1erer Cru "Les Chaniots" in shallow stony soils covered by rich black topsoil. . The bouquet is a blend of floral notes, white-fleshed fruit and dried fruits. In the mouth it offers a combination of opulence and finesse with a mineral finish. A very pure expression of Chardonnay.er Cru “Les Chaniots”. Il révèle des notes de fleurs, de fruits blancs et secs. Alliant opulence et finesse, la bouche offre une finale minérale. Une expression très pure du Chardonnay.

MONTAGNY 1ER CRU
“LES COÈRES”

With an area covering 34 hectares, "Les Coères" is the largest named Premier Cru Climat in the Montagny Appellation. The vines are situated on a plateau and on slopes facing both north and south-east. They source the dense, mineral character that is so typical of our Montagny 1er Cru "Les Coères" in shallow soils composed of clay, blue marl and fossil-rich limestone. It reveals a complex bouquet of fruit and flowers. While in the mouth, which is both upfront and structured, it presents a blend of cooked quince and almonds. A very pure expression of Chardonnay.er Cru “Les Coères”. Il révèle un nez complexe de fruits et de fleurs. Franche, la bouche mêle arômes de coing confit et d’amande. Une expression très pure du Chardonnay.

MONTAGNY 1ER CRU
“MONTCUCHOT”

"Montcuchot" is a Premier Cru Climater within the Montagny Appellation. It covers an area of 12.3 hectares of very steep hillsides and the vines are planted at the top of the slopes and face south-east. They source the intensity and aromatic fullness that is so typical of our Montagny 1er Cru "Montcuchot" in stony soils composed of limestone and blue clay. The bouquet evokes fresh fruit aromas. In the mouth it is refreshing and reveals peach and quince flavours along with secondary notes of almond and butter. A very pure expression of Chardonnay.

MONTAGNY
1ER CRU

Our in-depth knowledge of Premierers Cru terroirs allows us to make a selection among them in order to faithfully express the soul of the appellation Montagny 1er Cru. The vines benefit from the sun early in the day and they source the minerality that is so typical of our Montagny 1er Cru from limestone-marl soils. The bouquet reveals white flowers with a touch of menthol. Silky in the mouth it offers rich, complex nuances of hazelnut, almond and honey. A very pure expression of Chardonnay.

GIVRY
"CLOS DES CHEVRIS"

"Clos des Chevris" is a named vineyard plot within the Givry appellation covering 1.30 hectares in the hamlet of Chenèves where the south-east facing slopes overlook the village. The vines source the complexity and minerality that is so typical of our "Clos des Chevris" in pebblerich, brown, chalky-clay soils. This ruby-coloured, complex and mineral wine reveals aromas of ripe red fruit and spice. In the mouth we find flavours of toasted bread and cocoa. A very pure expression of Pinot Noir.

GIVRY
1ER CRU

Notre connaissance intime des terroirs des Premiers Crus nous a permis de sélectionner certains d’entre eux pour refléter avec fidélité l’identité de cette appellation. Les vignes sont exposées plein est à sud/est entre 240 et 280 mètres d’altitude et puisent dans des sols argilo-calcaires toute l’élégance qui caractérise notre Givry 1er Cru. Ce vin à la robe pourpre révèle des arômes typiques du Pinot Noir (cassis, griotte et cuir). Dense et élégante, la bouche offre une belle complexité aromatique avec des tannins fondus. Une expression très pure du Pinot Noir.

MERCUREY
1ER CRU

Our in-depth knowledge of Premier Cru terroirs allows us to make a selection among them in order to faithfully express the soul of the appellation Mercurey 1er Cru. The vines source the complexity that is so typical of this wine in pebbly soils composed of very chalky white marls. Its deeply-coloured depths reveal a bouquet of raspberry and blackberry that evolve to aromas of coffee. In the mouth it is straightforward with powerful tannins. A very pure expression of Pinot Noir.

THE GEMS

Millebuis, c’est une large gamme de vins qui illustrent les nuances de la Côte Chalonnaise.
Parmi les plus “petites” origines, 3 climats renommés sont proposés à la dégustation.

MONTAGNY 1ER CRU
"VIGNE DU SOLEIL"

Covering an area of 4.7 hectares, “Vigne du Soleil” is the sunniest vineyard of the Montagny 1er Cru appellation. It faces fully east and the vines are located on the lower slopes in slightly stony, brown-earth terrain. They source the power and intensity that is so typical of our Montagny 1er Cru “Vigne du Soleil” in clay soils with some percolation. This gleaming, golden-coloured wine reveals a bouquet of well-ripened yellow fruit. Heady and full of sunshine, it delivers flavours of peach, pineapple and mango with hints of spiciness. A very pure expression of Chardonnay.

GIVRY 1ER CRU
"CLOS JUS"

Located within the commune of Dracy-le-Fort, the named plot “Clos Jus” is a Premier Cru walled vineyard of 6 hectares and 55 ares. The vines source the depth and intensity that is so typical of our Givry 1er Cru “Clos Jus” from red chalky-clay soils and very stony, calcareous subsoils. This cherry-red coloured wine reveals a complex, delicate bouquet of freshly-picked grapes and black fruit berries. Fleshy in the mouth, it offers flavours of vanilla and spice. The finish lingers nicely. A very pure expression of Pinot Noir.

GIVRY 1ER CRU
"CLOS MARCEAUX"
MONOPOLE

“Clos Marceaux” is a Premier Cru monopoly vineyard covering 2.95 hectares within the Givry appellation; it is situated next to the church in Poncey. The vines are planted in the middle of the slopes and are fully east facing. They source the richness and generosity that is typical of our Givry 1er Cru “Clos Marceaux” from grassed over chalky-clay soils and subsoils rich in limestone.With its rich and generous style, this deeply coloured wine reveals an intense red fruit bouquet alongside mocha. It is convivial, firm and elegant in the mouth with vanilla nuances. A very pure expression of Pinot Noir.

VENDANGES
DE NOVEMBRE

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The grapes of this unique cuvée are sourced from several small plots in the Côte Chalonnaise area, particularly “La Cassine”, which is situated on the slopes of Saint-Vallerin. Here, the well-ventilated microclimate enables the Chardonnay to develop at a noble pace and the grapes to over-ripen. The vines are east-facing and draw on a chalky-clay soil to produce the voluptuousness that characterises our November harvests.
This radiant, sweet wine is golden-yellow in colour, and has a complex nose with expressions of quince, white flowers and candied fruit. It is fleshy and powerful in the mouth, with wonderful notes of honey and spice (saffron). An indulgent expression of Chardonnay.

THE CRÉMANTS

La Côte Chalonnaise is therefore the probable birthplace of Crémant de Bourgogne. In 1822, some wine merchants from Chalon-sur-Saône with vineyards in Rully and Mercurey invited a young winemaker from Champagne to their estates. This initiative resulted in the creation of sparkling white wine in Burgundy, and a thriving tradition… Today our winegrowers cultivate vines specifically for Crémant production (mostly Pinot Noir), the harvest being vinified in our wineries and then transformed into sparkling wine at Caves Bailly Lapierre since 1998.

CRÉMANT
DE BOURGOGNE

This Crémant combines the characters of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the two giants of Bourgogne viticulture. Together they give a wine that, paradoxically, offers a very polished harmony and precise balance. There is also a fruity character with intense freshness and finesse.

CRÉMANT
DE BOURGOGNE
"BLANCHE"

• Visual: Brilliant, pale golden colour.
• Nose: Notes of biscuit and ripe stone-fruit with a touch of white flowers and sweet almonds.
• Palate: Pronounced purity, depth and subtle minerality with remarkable length that slowly unfolds.
This is a celebration wine as it has both balance and substance. It will also pair well with refined cuisine.

CRÉMANT
DE BOURGOGNE
"ROSE"

Visual: Golden-pink colouring with light orange glints.
• Nose: Notes of rose petals, biscuits, sweet almonds and cherry pips.
• Palate: Tender, subtle, aerial and deliciously refreshing, the red fruit flavours linger almost infinitely.
This is a celebration wine as it has both balance and substance. It will also pair well with refined cuisine.

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