Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825

Pommard

The village of Pommard, neighbouring Beaune, is among the most famous of Côte de Beaune. It was in Pommard in 1289, that one of the oldest French brotherhoods ‘La Confrérie du Saint Sacrement’ saw the day. The vineyards, overflowing with history, have been famous beyond our borders for a very long time.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 317 ha
Exposition: Variable
Soil: Clay and Limestone
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Yield: 40 hl/ha

The hand-picked harvest goes through a short prefermentary maceration before being vinified.  For the duration of the 15-18 day vatting period, the wine is kept at low temperature.
It is then matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents in general one third of the cuvée.  
The barrels come from high-quality barrel makers and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

The beautiful dark ruby colour leads us to think this is a rich wine. The nose confirms this, as one discovers greedy black fruit and spice aromas, backed up by woody and smoky notes. On the palate, this wine proves to be powerful, with quite present, well blended tannins. As on the nose, we find nice woody notes from being raised in oak.    
The beautiful structure and big rich aromas of this Pommard are the proof of good cellaring potential.

Suggestions

Serve at: 15°C
Serve with: Red Meats, Game
Cellaring potential: 7 to 10 years

This  Pommard 2007 has a beautiful clear, deep, ruby colour. The nose is a blend of red fruits and woody notes with hints of mint and eucalyptus. The attack is full and fleshy, followed by good volume on the palate.  The tannins here are fine and soft - it's a pretty, pleasant, structured wine with an acidic and fruity finish.

Tasting Date : May 2009

 
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