Les Languettes : At Aloxe-Corton, this strip of land (“langue” in French) belonged to the Nuns of Lieu-Dieu Abbey at Marey-lès-Fussey in the Arrière-Côte de Nuits and it was called “Vigne-Dieu (Vine-God). This abbey had probably been founded thanks to Eudes le Vert de Vergy and his relatives around 1130 and was then admitted into the Cîteaux (Cistercian) order around 1190. The present name of this climat comes from its long and narrow shape that follows the rounded hilltop. Languette, a diminutive of Langue (tongue) – from Latin LINGUA – points once more to how the Burgundians have a fondness for amusing little expressions that bear witness perhaps to their sense of humour and certainly to their familiarity with the lands they cultivate and live from!
Les Pougets : At Aloxe-Corton, this is a climat situated below Le Charlemagne, at the top of the Corton slope. A mong narrow path winds its way through the vines separating notably the two plots named Le Charlemagne and also the two plots named Les Pougets. This name describes their situation quite well. It is derived from Pouge – from common Latin *PODIA which in southern France developed at the same time as the classical Latin PODIUM “small hill”.
Le Rognet et Corton : Rogner – from common Latin *ROTUNDIARE, derived from classical Latin ROTUNDARE “give a round shape, rouond” – means “Trim something on its edges to adjust its contour”. This is really what happened to the edges of this parcel that have been straightened to make them disappear from Le Corton of Aloxe-Corton.
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The vineyard plot(s)
Vines aged between 30 and 60 years from massal selection of Chardonnay grafted mainly on 161-49 rootstocks.
The soil and subsoil
Limestone and marl from the Callovian era called “dalle nacrée” (pearlescent stone).
According to the vintage conditions.
The vines are planted mid-slope in the communes of Ladoix-Serrigny and Aloxe-Corton at an altitude of about 300 metres; the slopes are quite steep and face south-east.