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The two famous slopes in France's Côte-Rôtie region, Côte Brune and Côte Blonde, are named after women.

Answer: True.

According to legend, the Côte Brune and Côte Blonde were named after the daughters—one brunette, the other blonde—of an aristocratic feudal lord. The wines are just what the stereotypes suggest. Côte Brunes are generally more tannic and powerful; Côte Blondes, more elegant and racy. (Hey, they forgot redheads!)

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