Clos de Vougeot: This 50.97-hectare Grand Cru climat, situated in the commune of Vougeot, is the largest Grand Cru in the Cote-de-Nuits and the largest clos (walled vineyard) in the Cote-d’Or. At over 75% of the Vougeot’s vineyards, the Clos de Vougeot dominates its commune as does no other vineyard in Burgundy.
There are several different soil types within the Clos de Vougeot and so the location of the vines is of particular importance. Although the vineyard appears rather flat from the perspective at the highway (RN 74) , there is in fact about 30 meters of vertical drop, with a 3°-4° slope, as the vineyard extends out from the Château toward the RN74. The soil closest to the Château, the preferred part of the vineyard, is well-drained granular, limestone-based soil of Bathonian origin. The soil becomes increasingly marly in the middle section of the vineyard, with a topsoil depth of 40-50 centimeters, but the abundant pebbles keep it well-drained. Closer to the road, as the water table rises, the soil becomes increasingly alluvial with a greater proportion of clay and retained moisture.
The 1.05-hectare parcel belonging to the Domaine de la Vougeraie is located at the top and highest portion of the vineyard just to the left of the alley leading to the Château. The .29-hectare parcel belonging the Domaine de Montille is situated by the abandoned tower just west of the Château de LaTour.