– Les Chaillots : At Ladoix-Serrigny, the chailles (stony lands) represent the major part of this lieu-dit which is situated on the alluvial cone of the Combe des Buis valley.
– Les Chagnots : Chagnot, the Burgundian diminutive of Châgne from the Old French noun Chasne “oak”, can be found in two neighbouring lieux-dits at Ladoix-Serrigny: Les Chagnots and Clos des Chagnots, bordering the D974 Dijon to Beaune road that goes through the village. Indeed, these were places where oak trees were plentiful.
– Les Vris : At Ladoix-Serrigny, the plots called Les Vris or Sur les Vris are very close to the quarries that have been filled in on the lieux-dits Les Briquottes and Les Lièvrières, near some 10 to 15 metre-high cliffs. These were ancient quarries from where laves (flat stones) were extracted. “Vris” comes from “Lièvrières” or “Lévrières”. These words have been truncated – we don’t know why – and only the syllable “Vri(s)” has been retained, preceded by the definite article Les.
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The vineyard plot(s)
Vines from old massal selections are planted alongside younger vines some of which are from clonal selections. The average age of the vines is around 35 years.
The soil and subsoil
Complex, clayey limestone soil slope formation arising from modification of the substrate with various screes and colluvial silts over “chailles” (hard little (lime)stones). These stones come from the alluvial fan of Buisson and ensure these relatively fertile grounds good drainage and therefore early grape ripening.
The grapes are destemmed. Fermentation starts slowly after 3 days of pre-fermentation maceration. The extraction of aromas, tannins and tannins and colour is natural (no enzyming, no forced extraction through by exaggerated heating) and is mainly done by pumping over only. Pumping over only. Vatting lasts approximately19 days. Free-run wine and first press are blended, settled and put into barrels. The Dolia cuvée is aged for 9 months in terracotta jars of Tuscan origin. The wine is bottled without fining, with a very light filtration.
These vines are located at an altitude of around 250 m at the foot of the Corton hill. The slope is gentle and faces south in Les Chagnots, and south-east in Les Chaillots and Les Vris.