Chateau Pommard

Preston Mohr, Wine Advisor Château de Pommard

 Burgundys largest monopole surrounds the Chateau de Pommard.       Protected by a two- meter high stone wall built at the beginning of the 19th century. 2015 Cloys Marey-Monge: “The Château de Pommard Clos-Marey Monge Monopole is our vineyard’s signature wine: a terroir-driven blend that our winemaker, Emmanuel Sala, adjusts with each vintage to showcase the microclimate of Burgundy’s largest monopole. Hand harvested grapes and hand sorted. 100% de-stemmed and placed into stainless steel fermentation vats by gravity flow”. Placed in French oak barrels. 2012 Cloys Marey-Monge:  “The palate is well-rounded and velvety and a long finish. Ruby red color with a dense and concentrated taste.  Led by morello cherry complexion with ample support from the generous and delicate scents of peony, poppy, dried rose and a plethora of black fruits” (winemaker notes)

2017 Simone-Nestled at the foot of the Château de Pommard, Simone is a 0.53 hectares plot of remarkable terroir. The delicacy and intensity of a red wine strongly depends on the quality of the internal surface of clay contained in the soil. The higher the density, the more a vineyard can produce grand cuvées. In 2009, Claude et Lydia Bourguignon, both agronomists and founders of the Microbiological Laboratory for Soils, conducted a thorough study on the Clos Marey-Monge and the Simone plot. What they found exceeded every expectation. With an internal surface of clay beyond 730 square meters per gram, Simone is close to the world record. With only 1,800 bottles of this intense, rich and complex Pinot Noir—our rarest cuvée, produced in the most generous years, Simone is available by allocation only. “Powerful and delicate, our Simone 2016 shows a deep, dark and bright ruby color with purple accents. The nose first reveals wild aromas of venison, underwood and elderberry. The palate is free, with a firm yet velvety tannic structure. This Pinot Noir shows an impressive depth that will still be there in 30 years from now” (wine maker notes). Other exceptional wines were tasted including 2015 Mersault, 2015 Volnay Premier Cru and 2015 Nuit-Saint-Georges.

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