- Today, Pommard is one of the largest villages in Burgundy.
- The village is on a slope, in the middle of a group of vineyards facing east or southeast.
- The soil, a mixture of red clay and limestone, is responsible for the wine’s original qualities: good color, intense bouquet and firm structure.
- Pommard can only be a red wine, produced from the Pinot Noir grape.
- To insure low yields, the vines are pruned very short, in the “Guyot” style.
- The grapes are picked by hand and put in small crates to avoid damage during transportation to the winery.
- The fermentation occurs in open wooden or stainless steel fermenters. The total maceration generally lasts 15 to 18 days.
- The wine is kept in barrels for 18 months before bottling. According to the vintage, it is sometimes better to wait at least two years before drinking the wine.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS: This great red Burgundy deserves a more traditional cuisine: red meat in light sauces, game, venison and ripe cheeses will create a rich tapestry of flavors worthy of a medieval feast.
TASTING NOTES: “A great Burgundy, worthy of its reputation. An intense, bright, red color; a powerful nose, with notes of black cherry and spice, evolving towards aromas of young leather. On the palate, the tannins give a certain impression of firmness, somewhat softened by a nice, harmonious texture. Persistent flavors in the aftertaste.” – Véronique Boss-Drouhin