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Clos, from the French [1] for Closure or enclosed, is a walled[2] vineyard used to protect the grapes from theft as well as improving the mesoclimate. Often founded by Cistercians monks. The word is often used in the name of famous wines even when the wall no longer exists.

Clos in France :

Clos de Vougeot

In French-speaking Switzerland:

  • Vaud: Clos des Abbayes, Clos des Moines (Dézaley), Clos du Paradis (Aigle), Clos du Rocher, Clos des Rennauds (Yvorne)
  • Valais: Clos Grand Brûlé, Clos des Montibeux (Leytron), Clos de Balavaud (Vétroz)
Steinberg

In Germany:

Exterior view of Steinberg, Kloster Eberbach walled vineyard

References

  1. ^ Robinson, Jancis (2006). The Oxford Companion to Wine. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198609902.   Wine Pros
  2. ^ Ciocco, Tom.: A wine term "Clos", Wine Library Terroir
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