Age of vines 30 years Grape variety Pinot Noir Ageing French oak barrels. Origin of wood: Allier and Vosges 25%ofnewoak. Wine remained 15 months in barrels. Viticulture Pruning style: Cordon de Royat and Guyot simple Manual harvest. Green work (de-budding, leaf-thinning,...) Triple sorting: in the vineyard (twice) and in the winery on sorting table Winemaking Grapes are destemmed, put into vat at 12°c during 5 days (cold pre-fermentary) to extract the primary aromas. Indigenous yeasts. Smooth extraction respecting the grape variety, terroir and vintage. Fermentation lasts around 20 days.. Tasting notes Rich, powerful and structured wine Red fruit with spicy notes. Wine pairings Red meats, game, cheeses... Operating temperature between 16°C and 17°C Aging potential 7 to 9 years
Our Pommard is a blend of two parcels : The first parcel overlaps the Cras and Combes Dessous climates in the Pommard plain. About 20,000 years ago, during the defrosting of the last ice age, erosion created numerous reliefs, including the combes and cras, which are found throughout Burgundy as the name of climates. From the Gallic caracos: "hill of rocks", Les Cras designates this rocky land to the south of Pommard situated under the Combes alluvial cone (from the Latin Cumba: hollow, valley). The water carried sediments and fossils of all kinds, which can be found today on these two plots, which are closely linked. At the bottom of the hillside with a south-east exposure, this is a heterogeneous terroir with a very stony, chalky, thin subsoil and a richer, more clayey surface soil. Here we find the richness and power characteristic of Pommard. The second parcel is located on the Vignots climate, north of the village in the heights of the Pommard mountain. In the 15th century, a terrible invasion of insects ravaged the vineyard and only a few plots survived. There are very few traces of what is believed to be the first invasion of phylloxera in Europe according to Abbé Farraud, except for a few places, including Les Vignots. It must be said that there is a lack of archives due to the Revolution of 1789 and the vine was a minority crop at the time. From the old French Vigneau: "The vineyard", this parcel was one of the only ones where vines survived on the Côte de Beaune, and the name has remained. This parcel is on a rather gravelly clay-limestone soil with a south-southwest exposure. The surrounding woods bring freshness to this dry and sunny terroir. This thin soil is reputed to give feminine wines, in contrast to what is usually found in this appellation. In summary, the wine from the Cras and Combes Dessous is typical of the Pommard AOC: very full-bodied and powerful. The Vignots will produce a fresher, more elegant wine. By blending the wine from these two parcels we will obtain a strong wine, powerful in its aromas of red fruits and spices but elegant and delicate in its expression. A must try !