Les Epenots: This Premier Cru lieu-dit, located in the commune and appellation of Pommard, is comprised of two separate Premier Cru climats, Les Grands Epenots (10.76 hectares) and Les Petits Epenots (19.76 hectares), each of which is, in turn, comprised of two parcels. Portions of each climat are included within the monopole Clos des Epeneaux (5.23 hectares), also a Premier Cru climat. When blended across the two vineyards, only the Epenots designation is used; when not, Grands– or Petits– is prefixed. Les Epenots is by far the largest of Pommard’s Premiers Crus, covering 30.52 hectares and is generally considered, along with Les Rugiens, to be one of the two finest. Les Epenots begins at the northern boundary of the commune with Beaune, and continues upslope of the RN 73 as it forks from the RN 74 just south of Beaune. At an altitude of 240-260 meters, the vineyard faces south, southeast and the stony, well-drained soil is composed of clay-limestone mix over a limestone base. The name “Epenots” dervives from onetime presence of buissons epineux, the spiny bushes that once grew there in the fields.