The Cote Chalonnaise is a wine producing region in the Saone-et-Loire situated between the Côte de Beaune in the north and the hills of the Mâconnais to the south. It is one of the most beautiful winegrowing regions of Burgundy, and is made up of five key wine-producing areas. From north to south, these are Bouzeron, Rully, Mercurey, Givry and Montagny. The two key grape varieties grown in the Cote Chalonnaise are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, although Gamay, and white varieties of the Pinot family are also grown. The Cote Chalonnaise is also the home of Bouzeron, which makes the very special Aligote wines as well as Rully, which produce some excellent Cremant (sparkling) wines. As with the Maconnais, there are no Grand Cru vineyards within the Chalonnaise, although a number of vineyards are rated Premier Cru.