Clos Saint-Denis is located on the hillside just south of Clos de la Roche, and shares a similar terroir. The limestone-based soil is rocky and clayey, and has a thin layer of well-drained topsoil. There is a slightly higher amount of water-retaining clay in this climat than in Clos de la Roche, however. Clos Saint-Denis has an easterly exposure, and vines benefit from both the morning sunlight and protection from westerly winds. As a result, the grapes are able to reach full phenolic ripeness while still retaining acidity, making wines that are well balanced and capable of being aged for many years.