This is a-little-known clos, beneath the village of Chassagne, on the same mid-slope line as the Grand Crus, and just two vineyards away from Criots. The total size of Clos Devant is almost 2 ha, of which Lequin-Colin owns .7 ha. In fact, the “clos” is actually two enclosed parcels, and François’ owns one entire clos of these two. Half of this vineyard contains vines that are 50 years-old and older; the other half is around 25 years-old. For all chardonnay re-plantings, François takes selection massale cuttings from this site and also from his oldest vines in Charrières. It is a special site for the domaine and a value for the consumer because it offers 1er cru quality for a village-level price.