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The hill of Corton is one of the rare grand crus in Burgundy where both red and white wines are produced. The only other one is Musigny, but Musigny Blanc is essentially a curiosity, with only 0.65 hectares of Chardonnay planted.
The proportion of white to red on the hill of Corton is more equitable – 44% is white, and 56% is red. This split makes perfect sense given the unique situation of the terroir.
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The hill is separated from the rest of the côte, with vines that wrap nearly all the way around the hill, ascending to almost 400 metres. They are spread over three villages from east-facing Ladoix-Serrigny to northwest-facing Pernand-Vergelesses, the only grand cru in Burgundy with this exposition.