1st zone: At the exit of Combe de Lavaux and up to the town of Brochon: the slope is homogenous from 260 meters to 380 meters. A fine layer of marl dominates the hillside, at mid-slope we find limestone with entroques, and at the foot of the hill we find thicker marl. (Combe au Moines, Champeaux, Cazetiers, etc.)
2nd zone: Here we find the alluvial fan that was formed when the comb was dug. The soils are silty-limestone and silty-clay, with stony debris coming from Comblanchien. These soils are drained and suitable for winegrowing. Almost all the Gevrey in the appellation « village » are produced there.
3rd zone: Extending from the exit of Combe Lavaux, up until the neighboring town of Morey-St-Denis, it has a relatively gentle slope with an altitude between 260 and up to 300-340 meters. The hillside where we find all the Grands Crus of Gevrey-Chambertin is quite regular.
Around these Grands Crus, there are a some very illustrious Premiers Crus : Fonteny, Les Corbeaux, Petite Chapelle, Aux Combottes…)
The soils are thin brown calcareous. To be noted in the most southern part, at the level of Charmes-Chambertin, we find in the upper layer limestone with entroques, and in the lower layer, an outcrop of limestone from Comblanchien covered in colluvium.
At the very bottom of the hillside, down to the plain, we find clay soils, with very little limestone, and made up of marl from Bresse. This is where we find the rest of the “village” appellations.