Alfred Hitchcock adored Burgundy wine, and his cellar in Bel Air,
The name of Les Argillères, a plot renowned since the middle ages, evokes the clayey marl mixed in the vineyard’s active calcareous soil. A superb rocky terrace, it looks over the countryside like the first balcony of an Italian theatre. The land was originally a Gallo-Roman settlement which gradually gave way to vines. In the 14th and 15th centuries, when the Duchy of Burgundy was at its most powerful, several members of the family which owned the vineyard served the Duke as chamberlain or governor. Chambolle-Musigny adorned the tables of Philippe the Good and Charles the Reckless in their palace in
As to Les Chardannes, it no doubt used to be a bed of thistles (chardons). Les Condemennes was an ancient feudal plot cultivated by tenant farmers. The name of Les Véroilles simply means a slight depression or valley.