The Bellecroix vineyard grows down on the slope that ends at the town of Chagny. Chagny was besieged centuries ago by one of the many marauding bands of mercenaries that ran around Europe in the Middle Ages, and a battle took place here that lifted the siege. Presumably, a beautiful cross once stood on the site to commend the victory, giving name to the vineyard. The vineyard consists of 11.8 acres and was planted in 1962. Most of the fruit goes into this wine, made with de-stemmed fruit with traditional punch downs and then brought up in tank.