Pommard 1er Cru "Platière" 2016
The Pommard appellation is located between Beaune and Volnay. Today, Pommard is a world-famous reference. The vineyard produces exclusively red wines from the emblematic Pinot Noir.
Situation géographique et terroir
The Pommard appellation is located between Beaune and Volnay. It marks the beginning of the south-eastern orientation of the Côte de Beaune. Since the Middle Ages, it has been developed. Today, Pommard is a world-famous reference. The vineyard produces exclusively red wines from the emblematic Pinot Noir. Etymologically, the name comes from the name Pomona, the goddess of fruit and gardens, worshipped by the first inhabitants. In the 11th century, its name was Polmareum, which later became Pomareum, from the Latin Pomarium meaning “orchard”. Ironically, the climate “Platière” is at the top of a slope, whereas originally a platière was a flat area at the bottom of a hill, on either side of a river in the middle of a marsh.
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches from settling. For our red wines, the grapes are taken to the winery, passed through a sorting table and destemmed before being loaded into the vinification tank. Immediately, we proceed to a so-called “pre-fermentation cold maceration” which, by cooling the tank to 10°C, optimizes the extraction of the natural aromas of the grapes and oxygenates the musts. We favor long vatting times with daily punching down for 8 to 10 days to facilitate the extraction of tannins and colors. Finally, the final maceration lasts 3 to 5 days during which the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to gain finesse and aroma.
Lightly toasted so-called blonde, 30% new barrels
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