While its neighbour Volnay is feminine, POMMARD is undoubtedly masculine! This benchmark wine, famous throughout the world, is only produced as a red, and only from pinot noir grapes.
Vinification & Elevage
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our red wines, the grapes arriving at the vat room pass over a sorting table and are sorted before being loaded into the vinification vat. We immediately carry out a "cold pre-fermentation" maceration which, by cooling the vat to 10°C, optimises the extraction of the grapes' natural flavours and oxygenates the must. We favour long vatting with daily cap-punching for 8-10 days to facilitate the extraction of the tannins and colours. Lastly, the final maceration lasts 3-5 days, while the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to develop greater finesse and aromas. This is followed by ageing for 14-16 months in oak barrels, 30% of which are lightly-heated new barrels.
Commentaries by our oenologist
"A great classic of the Côte de Beaune, this Pommard has an intense colour. Its spicy nose reveals black fruit notes, very typical of Pommard. The palate is fleshy and dense with a spicy accent. A serious, full-bodied wine. Serve at 14°C. "
Goes well with all dishes based on red meat, such as beef and game.