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Pommard

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 84 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

For many years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has claimed to have around 100 AOCs. However, there are in fact 84 AOCs. The rest made up by the Dénominations Géographiques Complémentaires (DGCs) within the Bourgogne AOC.  

Wine Characteristics


Beware of preconceived notions! The fame of Pommard in the 19th century earned it the image of a wine that is both forceful and virile. In reality, time, terroir and methods of vinification have all combined to create a more subtle reality, a wine that is both richer and more sensitive. Its colour is the deep, dark red with mauve highlights which caused Victor Hugo to speak of it as “night in combat with day”. Its aromas are redolent of blackberry, bilberry, or gooseberry, cherry pit and ripe plum. Often, wild and feline notes develop with age. At full maturity, it tends towards leather, chocolate and pepper.
It needs to be given time to open up to its fullest extent and to display its mouth-filling texture, its firm but delicate structure, its fruit-filled mouth, and its chewy tannins, which by then will be properly smoothed down. A “rich” wine ? Certainly.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip


This illustrious representative of the Côte de Beaune with its dense and massive tannins revels in furred or feathered game, braised or roasted, which will find in Pommard (and especially in the Premiers Crus) an invaluable collaborator. Thick cut beefsteak, lamb, or stewed poultry will respond to its firm-textured tannins and concentrated aromas. It is a natural partner for cheeses with well-developed flavours: Époisses, Langres and Soumaintrain, but also Comté.
Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C.
 

Situation


For centuries Pommard has been considered the typical Bourgogne: deep red in colour, powerfully aromatic, solid and trustworthy. The very name Pommard has a generous ring to it and fills the mouth as it fills the glass. Pommard with its smiling vineyards lies between Beaune and Volnay where the Côte de
Beaune makes a slight turn towards Autun. These lands formerly belonged to the Dukes of Bourgogne, to religious houses including the abbey of Cîteaux, or to old families such as the Marey-Monge family. As early as the Middle Ages, Pommard was thought of as the flower of Bourgogne wines - the wine to which all others were compared. The appellation, one of the first AOC to be so designated (1936), grows only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape.
 

Terroirs

On the lower ground the soil is ancient alluvium. Mid-slope, the clay-limestone soils are well drained thanks to the inclusion of rock debris. Higher still are Jurassic (Oxfordian) marls, brown calcic soils, and brown limestone soils. In places, the soil is reddened by the presence of iron. Exposure: south or east.
Altitudes: 250 to 330 metres.

"Pommard, le Temps Vigneron", 24 winegrowers, 24 hours a day over a year punctuated Pommard  wines. Produce by Le Baillage de Pommard

Pommard, explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

Pommard as seen by Aubert Lefas 


 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Clos Blanc 
  • Clos de la Commaraine
  • Clos de Verger
  • Clos des Epeneaux
  • Derrière Saint-Jean
  • En Largillière
  • La Chanière
  • La Platière
  • La Refène
  • Le Clos Micot
  • Le Village
  • Les Arvelets
  • Les Bertins
  • Les Boucherottes
  • Les Chanlins-Bas
  • Les Chaponnières
  • Les Charmots
  • Les Combes Dessus
  • Les Croix Noires
  • Les Fremiers
  • Les Grands Epenots
  • Les Jarolières
  • Les Petits Epenots
  • Les Pézerolles
  • Les Poutures
  • Les Rugiens Bas
  • Les Rugiens Hauts
  • Les Saussilles

Lieux-dits

  • Chaffaud
  • Clos Beauder
  • Derrière Saint-Jean
  • En Boeuf
  • En Brescul
  • En Chiveau
  • En Mareau
  • En Moigelot
  • La Chanière
  • La Combotte
  • La Croix Blanche
  • La Croix Planet
  • La Levrière
  • La Plante aux Chèvres
  • La Vache
  • Le Bas des Saussilles
  • Le Poisot
  • Les Chanlins-Bas
  • Les Chanlins-Hauts
  • Les Combes Dessous
  • Les Cras
  • Les Lambots
  • Les Noizons
  • Les Perrières
  • Les Petits Noizons
  • Les Riottes
  • Les Tavannes
  • Les Vaumuriens-Bas
  • Les Vaumuriens-Hauts
  • Les Vignots
  • Rue au Porc
  • Trois Follots
  • Village

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Information


    Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or).
    Producing commune: Pommard.
    This appellation includes 28 Premiers Crus, the best known of which are Les Rugiens and Les Épenots.
    On the label, the appellation POMMARD and POMMARD PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of their Climat of origin.
     

  • Production surface area


    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    321.63 ha (including 115.82 ha Premier Cru).
     

Coulour


Red wines only - Pinot Noir

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