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What is a flag-bearing Climat?

A producer with vines in the Climat known as Les Lys can call wine from this plot Chablis Premier Cru Les Lys or Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons, since the Vaillons Climat is the main, or flag-bearing Climat in the area of vineyards that encompasses Les Lys. The same goes for the other Climats in this part of the region: Les Epinottes, Sécher, Châtains Roncières, Beugnons and Mélinots, which can all take the name of their neighbor and flag-bearing, Vaillons.