Map by Fernando Beteta, MS!
•Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
•Vines were planted before 1267 in this Climat, which was spelled “Le Clou”, “Les Clous” or “Le Clox” in 1537. Many lieux-dits share variations of this name in the Bourgogne region such as Les Closeaux, Clouzeaux and Cloux. Previously, the very best vines were surrounded by stone walls marking out the property, preventing erosion, protecting the winegrowers from bad weather or hot sun, and preventing animals getting in or even thieves from stealing the grapes.
The origin of the names of the Climats found in the book “Chablis, a geographical Lexicon” by Jean-Paul Droin published by the Bourgogne Wine Board BIVB