Les Petits Epenots: This 19.76-hectare Premier Cru climat in Pommard, together with Les Grands Epenots (10.76 hectares), comprises the Premier Cru lieu-dit, Les Epenots. Each climat is in turn composed of two parcels. Les Petits Epenots is situated along Pommard’s northern boundary with Beaune, 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 colluvium over a limestone base.
The name Epenots dervives suggests the onetime presence of buissons epineux, the spiny bushes that once grew there.