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The appellation named after the town of the same name is located in the Côte de Beaune part of Burgundy Côte d'Or in the neighborhood of the communities Meursault and Monthélie, The 135 hectares of vineyards also cover areas of the communities Petit Auxey and Melin. Two thirds produce red wines (from Pinot Noir with shares of Pinot Gris and Pinot Liébault) and one third white wines (from Chardonnay with shares of Pinot Blanc). There are nine Premiers Crus with 32 hectares of vines, the most important being Bréterins, Climat de Val, Duresses, Écusseaux and Reugne. An alternative appellation exclusively for red wines is Auxey-Duresses-Côte de Beaune .

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