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Clos Saint-Denis AOC

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Clos Saint-Denis AOC

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Grand Cru location or appellation in the community Morey-Saint-Denis in the Burgundian area Côte d'Or, The name refers to Saint Dionysius of Paris (3rd century), in whose honor in 1023 a religious community was founded, who owned vineyards here. The name Clos Saint-Denis was first mentioned in documents in 1367. After the French Revolution (1789) the church property was auctioned. Today, the largest part wineries from the community. As a Grand Cru she was classified in 1936.

View over the municipality Morey-Saint-Denis, in the foreground of the Clos Saint-Denis

The vineyard at about 300 meters above sea level covers 6.6 hectares of vines on brown, calcareous marl with a relatively low content of stones. In addition to the historic Clos Saint-Denis (2.1 ha), the location still includes the Climats Calouère (1.3 ha), Les Chaffots (1.3 ha) and Maison Brûlée (1.8 ha). It consists of 37 plots that share nearly 20 owners. A walling (to which the Clos suggests) has probably never existed. North is the Grand Cru location Clos de la Roche South, the Grand Cru location closes Clos of the Lambray on. The extremely long-lived red wine is made exclusively Pinot Noir vinified. However, Pinot Beurot ( Pinot gris ) and Pinot Liébault, in theory, could also be up to 15% Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc be used. Well-known producers are Charlopin, Dujac, Jadot, Lignier and Domaine Ponsot.

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