What is a Lieu-Dit? How to Pronounce it? Wine Term – Explained

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Explaining this French wine term,, Lieu Dit, (or plurial Lieux-Dits), what it means, where it comes from and what it is used for in the wonderufl world of wine.

Lieu-dit refers to the name of a place mentionned in the cadaster, the official map of the French territory started by Napoleon after the french revolution, so Lieu-dit wines generally refer to single vineyard or close-to-single-vineyard wines from a specific area on the estate, and often from a single terroir.


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