Etymology: lit. “Fat heads,” which refers to large outcroppings of bedrock. In French, the top of the bedrock is called the head.
Source: The Climats and Lieux-Dits of the Great Vineyards of Burgundy, Marie-Hélène Landrieu-Lussigny.
Site: Les Grasses Têtes is 8 hectares (19.8 acres). It stretches from the houses in the village all the way to the top of the slope, at 280 to 335-meters elevation. The slope is moderate, with a gradient of 10%. It faces east.
The Wine: Grasses-Têtes is the most powerful of the Clair Marsannay lieux-dits, in both fruit and structure.
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