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Jean-Claude Boisset

POMMARD

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Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Origins

Between Beaune and Volnay are the vast vineyards of Pommard, extending out on either side of a monumental coomb. This gives rise to two types of wine: from vines grown on the hill on the Beaune side, and from those originating in the slopes and ‘plunging’ down towards Volnay. This wine is a blend of two opposite plots: 50 % « En brescul », Beaune side and 50% « la Combotte » Volnay side.
- « En Brescul » is exposed southeast, up the hill and very steep slope. This funny name, diminutive of "Straighten-ass" refers to the heavily leaned position of the vine growers working in these steep plots.
- « la Combotte » : Located below the "Vaumuriens" at the bottom of the hill, this climate presents a hollow relief with different exposures predominantly southeast and full east. The name refers to the combe.
The vines are about forty years old.

Vineyard selection and management

This wine is produced from a selection of old vines with highly precise characteristics: restricted yields with drastic debudding, cluster thinning if necessary, work on the soil, little or no fertiliser, and vine protection techniques which are friendly to the environment and other plant life.
The grapes are harvested in small perforated boxes, then rigorously sorted on a table at which ten people work.

Vinification and maturing

The wine is matured for 16 months in casks without racking, and with a fairly low proportion of new wood (< 20%).
Lastly the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

The grapes are entirely destemmed but not crushed (they remain whole) and vatted by means of gravity. Maceration lasts around three weeks, with more or less frequent cap treading ‘by foot’.
No œnological product of the yeast, enzyme or tannin variety is added, so as not to detract from such a precious terroir.


Tasting notes

Visual: Very attractive garnet colour
Nose: Ripe fruit and blackcurrant aromas
Palate: Well-rounded

 


 

Ageing potential

This wine should be left for a few years (4-5 years) in the cellar to reveal its potential, and will be capable of 15 years’ ageing or more.

Serving suggestions

As this wine is mostly unfiltered, the storage temperature must remain between 12°C and 14°C.