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Famous location in the Lavaux area between Montreux and Lausanne on the northeastern shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in the Swiss canton Vaud (French Vaud). She is next to here Dézaley as Grand Cru classified. In 1141, the Bishop of Lausanne, Guy de Malagny, gave it to Cistercian monks the Hautcrèt Palézieux abbey lands near Dézaley, Epesses, Marsens and Montheron. The monks were commissioned to clear the wide, wild areas and to plant vines. Some of the vineyards had to be hewn out of the rock. After 20 years of arduous work, this was accomplished. The area, which is entirely in the municipality of Epesses, comprises 15 hectares of vineyards. The steep, terraced vineyards facing south are located around 40 to 50 meters above the lake at 400 to 460 meters above sea level. For the most part, the white wine variety Chasselas, as well as the varieties Pinot Noir, Gamay and Merlot are cultivated. Well-known producers are Bovard. Les Frères Dubois, B. Fonjallaz and E. & L. Fonjallaz.

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