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Leaving the southern reaches of the Côte d'Or, the landscape opens up into a series of rolling hills. The best hillsides are planted to vines, but this is also a picturesque countryside of mixed farming. This area and the five villages centered on wine production make up the Côte Chalonnaise, named after its largest town, Chalon-sur-Saône and Mercurey is the largest of the five villages. Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson explains.
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