Grand Cru location or appellation in the Côte de Beaune area, the southern part of the Côte d'Or. It covers eight hectares of vineyards, almost exactly half of which are shared by the two neighbouring communes of Chassagne-Montrachet (here the site is called "Le Montrachet") and Puligny-Montrachet (here "Montrachet"). The site has been known since the 13th century and was known under the names of Mons Rachicencis, Mont Rachaz, Mont Rachat and from the 15th century onwards as Montrachet. Towards the end of the 19th century, the name of the site was added to the name of the commune by these communes. The lower part of the soil consists of a 50 cm thick layer of brown limestone debris. The site is enclosed by a wall(Clos).