In Burgundy and along the Rhône in particular, the French term used to describe a unit of vineyard area of rather small size, which may also be a small plot within a larger site or appellation. Other designations for qualitatively outstanding areas are Climat, Clos, Côte and Cru. A list of all keywords relevant to the vineyard area can be found under vineyard area.
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