The wines of Pommard share more with those of Gevrey-Chambertin or Nuits-Saint-Georges than nearby Volnay. The muscular Pinot Noir produced here is some of the most age-worthy and powerful in Burgundy, and certainly in the Côte de Beaune.

The wines of Pommard

Pommard used to be known for its rustic, brawny styles of Pinot Noir, with much more clay in the soils than neighbouring Volnay, contributing to the power that is often found here. The wines are closer in style to those of Gevrey-Chambertin and Nuits-Saint-Georges rather than Volnay. Its rustic reputation is generally a thing of the past thanks to modern winemaking, however the wines remain age-worthy.

Les Rugiens is one of the finest Premiers Crus here, along with Petits and Grands Epenots, and Comte Armand's monopole Clos des Epeneaux which sits between the two, while Domaine Leroy owns two lieux-dits which transcend their village status, Les Vignots and Trois Follots. Domaine du Comte Armand, Domaine de Courcel and Launay-Horiot are the village’s leading lights.


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