At Ladoix-Serrigny, the climats Basses Mourottes and Hautes Mourottes are situated above the Carrières, right at the top of the slope. Mourotte is a diminutive of Mur (wall), and includes the Burgundian suffix “-ottes” , but these are not truly man-made walls but in fact the faces of ancient quarries which are wall-like as they are vertical. These quarries have been filled in to become vineyards.
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The vineyard plot(s)
Massal selection of Pinot Noir grafted onto 161-49 root stocks. Fairly mature 40 year-old vines.
The soil and subsoil
Brown limestone over a clayey limestone subsoil from the middle Oxfordian era.
According to the vintage conditions.
These vines are planted fairly high up on the Corton hill at around 340 metres. The slope is gentle and benefits from an ideal east-facing exposure.