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Pommard Premier Cru

Les Grands Classiques / Pommard Premier Cru

Les Grand Classiques or the essential Burgundy wines...
A reflection of their terroir, the village appellations and premier cru villages from this range are revealed. Their authenticity and their assertive character are renewed crop after crop thanks to a deep respect for the ancestral Burgundian expertise.

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  • Terroir

    On the Côte de Beaune can be found Pommard, famed for the power of these red wines, for it does not produce white. Exposed to the east and south, the premier cru vines are planted on the mid and upper south-facing slopes, on clay-limestone soils. «Les Rugiens» is located within the two most reputed premier cru producing areas in the Pommard appellation.

  • Varietals

    100% Pinot Noir

  • Vinification

    After being harvested by hand, the grapes are placed in stainless steel tanks for 2 to 4 days for pre-fermentation maceration. Then, alcoholic fermentation is initiated using nothing but natural starters. Malolactic fermentation and ageing take place in oak barrels for 8 to 12 months.

  • Tasting notes

    Coloured an intense purple ruby, its robe, with mauve highlights, reveals aromas of berries (blackberry, blueberry and redcurrant) and cherry pits and ripe plum. With time, feline wild notes appear. With maturity come leather, chocolate and pepper. A round texture, a firm, delicate structure and a pleasant fruitiness characterise it on the palate.

  • Food pairing

    This Pommard Premier Cru Les Rugiens is the perfect partner for strong meat such as game, hearty beef steaks, lamb or poultry casseroles, which will also appreciate the firm texture of its tannins. It also appreciates the company of characterful cheeses, like Epoisses, Langres, Soumaintrain and Comté.

  • Aeging and Service Temperature

    Serve at 14 to 16°C. Delicious young, it will fully open over time (about 10 years). 

  • Awards

    2014 : 92 points Wine Enthusiast 2016

Pommard Premier Cru