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Bourgognes International

The exclusive letter for wine distributors

N°58 / July 2017

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Pommard, night in combat with day


Located between Beaune and Volnay, the Pommard appellation with its Climats and beautiful stately homes marks the spot where the Côte turns slightly towards Autun. Long ago, all the land belonged to the Dukes of Bourgogne, religious establishments like the Abbey of Cîteaux, and old families like the Marey-Monges. In the Middle Ages, Pommard was thought of as the “flower of Beaune wines”. It is a wine of reference, and exclusively red from the Pinot Noir grape.

But one must be wary of preconceived ideas: Pommard’s celebrity in the 19th century earned it the image of a forceful, virile wine. In reality, terroir, vinification, and ageing bring more nuance, resulting in a wine that is rich and complex. Its deep ruby color caused Victor Hugo to declare that Pommard is “Night in combat with day!” It offers aromas of blackberry, blueberry or even redcurrant, cherry pits and ripe plum. It may develop a more “savage” side with age. Then at full maturity, it tends towards leather, chocolate and pepper.
This wine needs time to fully develop, to allow its smooth texture, delicate yet firm structure, fruitiness on the tongue and chewy tannins to come through, by which time it will be fully rounded out. This is a decidedly rich wine.

To find out more about this appellation, which was granted in 1936, watch this film produced by the Baillage de Pommard wine brotherhood: “Pommard, le Temps Vigneron”

There are also two videos from the “Rendezvous with Bourgogne wines” show:
Discover the geographic and geological profile of the Pommard region with Jean-Pierre Renard, wine expert and official trainer at the École des Vins de Bourgogne.

And the Pommard appellation as seen by Aubert Lefas, winemaker at Pommard.

Economy

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Japan: A market faithful to Bourgogne wines

Bourgogne wines have a real cachet in Japan, a country whose culture, taste, and values correspond perfectly to those of the people of the Bourgogne region. In 2016, Japan maintained its place as the third leading export market for Bourgogne wines.
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Mainland China: The Bourgogne region making good inroads thanks to its red wines

Mainland China is a very recent market for Bourgogne wines. Over the past decade, exports have undergone a tenfold increase, with red wines widely contributing to boosting sales of Bourgogne wines to China.

Experience Bourgogne wines

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The BIVB’s Official Ambassadors are there to introduce market influencers to Bourgogne wines

Don’t hesitate to call on our team of professionals if you’re organizing training seminars for your customers.
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Sensory pleasures with Bourgogne Wines

Live the ultimate Bourgogne experience with the festivities surrounding the Hospices de Beaune wine auction
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Come join us at the Bourgogne Wines Professional Workshops in Beaune

The BIVB invites you to take part in the Bourgogne Wines Professional Workshops in Beaune.
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Bourgogne wines conquer Belgium

On 25 September in Brussels, you can take part in a masterclass and extensive tasting to discover the lesser-known appellations of the Bourgogne winegrowing region
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VinoVision Paris: The Second edition of the trade show runs from 12-14 February 2018

After a very promising first edition, the VinoVision Paris trade show for cool climate wines will unveil a brand-new vintage on 12-14 February 2018 at the Paris-Porte de Versailles exhibition center.
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Bourgogne wines are forming partnerships with international training centers

In recent years, international training centers have become the benchmark in terms of wine training. Every year, the WSET, the Wine Scholar Guild, and the Society of Wine Educators train thousands of students, wine lovers, and future industry professionals.
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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne from 12-16 March 2018

The dates of the 14th edition of Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne, the biggest trade event in the heart of the Bourgogne terroir, have been announced.

Diary of our events

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Some dates for your diary

Don’t miss out on any upcoming industry events involving Bourgogne wines and their producers.

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