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Pommard 1er Cru "Les Rugiens"

Pommard 1er Cru "Les Rugiens"

  • The vintage
    • The weather conditions in 2015 were outstanding and the vintage is characterised by its rich and very distinctive style. Excellent ageing potential.

  • Appellation
    description
    • Introduction

      The village of Pommard neighbours Beaune and is one of the most reputed in the Côte de Beaune. The "Rugiens" climat is one of the most exceptional in the whole of Pommard and is divided into two parts. The parcel that was purchased by Domaine Faiveley in 2007 is situated in Rugiens Hauts, the most coveted part of the area.

    • Exposure

      East, South-East

    • Soils

      Scree, iron rich marls

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0 ha 49 a 95 ca - [1,23 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years of plantation

      1953

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are pumped over daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (a third of which are new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Deep ruby red hue. The nose and palate are in perfect harmony and reveal aromas of black fruits, oak and spice. The attack is powerful and underpinned by direct, velvety tannins. This wine offers good structure and aromatic persistency.

    • Serve with

      Game stew, shoulder of lamb, duck confit, mature cheeses.

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Ageing potential

      10 to 15 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
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  • Winemaking
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