Pommard 2012

Region: France / Burgundy / Côte de Beaune Villages
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

With Volnay to the south and Beaune to the north, Pommard is situated on an east- and southeast-facing slope between 240 and 380 meters above sea level with a high-clay, calcareous soil. The grapes are handpicked and sorted, then undergo fermentation with punch-downs twice a day. After a month-long maceration, a proportion of the wine is set to age in French oak barrels for 10 months. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

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harvest note

2012 was a challenging growing season, characterized by unusual weather patterns. We eased gently into winter, but the mild weather gave way to very cold temperatures at the beginning of February, and hard frosts caused a bit of damage in some areas. March was far milder, allowing bud break to begin early. The weather continued to be chaotic throughout summer, with several thundery storms bringing hail to the region (mainly in the Côte de Beaune). The second half of August and the month of September saw the advent of conditions more favorable to ripening, which proceeded well. The low yields we saw helped the grapes ripen fully.

tasting note

Often considered the most “masculine” Côte de Beaune red, Pommard is a firm, full-bodied wine that is nevertheless exceptionally round and generous, with a fruity depth of character and a bouquet suggestive of raspberries, leather and earth.

food pairing

Pairs well with hare and other small game, beef braised in wine, or strong cheeses such as époisses, livarot and pont l'evêque. This wine can be enjoyed immediately or within 10 years of the vintage.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Pommard
PH: 3.52
ACIDITY: 3.76 g/l
ABV: 13.15%
AGING: 10 months in French oak (30% new) and stainless steel, 6 months in bottle

points of distinction

  • Often considered the most “masculine” Côte de Beaune red
  • Well-structured tannins and great balance
  • about the grape +
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“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”

– Frederic Barnier, Winemaker

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