Chateau de Pommard 2007
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Clos Marey-Monge, at the heart of the domain, has been producing one of the greatest expressions of Pinot Noir for more than two millennia. In July 2015, UNESCO declared the Clos a world heritage protected Climat of Burgundy. The seven clay and limestone rich terroir of Clos Marey-Monge make it the largest and most interesting monopole in the Cote d’Or. It is from these terroir that the Chateau distills the very essence of Burgundy into three acclaimed wines – Vivant Micault, Clos Marey-Monge Monopole and Simone. Accompanying the wines of Clos Marey-Monge, they also produce Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Village and Bourgogne wines from appellations across the Cote de Nuits and the Cote de Beaune.
However, Chateau de Pommard is more than just a winery. It is a lifestyle. It's a place to slow down, reconnect with the wonders of nature, walk among the vines and live a happy and healthy life. It's where you will experience the five senses of fine wine: the sight of a magnificent vineyard, the sound of a bottle being opened, the smell of aromatic wine swirling inside of the glass, the taste of elegant wine on palate, and the feel of a wine's supple texture.
Chateau de Pommard is a place to fall in love with life.
Representing some of the darkest, deepest and sturdiest Pinot Noir of Burgundy, Pommard is one of the two villages in Côte de Beaune—along with Volnay—that is recognized for its impressive Pinot Noir. While it can’t boast any Grands Crus vineyards, its extraordinary Premiers Crus vineyards are aplenty.
Les Pézerolles, Les Épenots, Clos des Épeneaux, Les Chanlins, Les Jarolières, Les Fremiers and particularly Les Rugiens are among the most outstanding Premiers Crus.
The best Pommards will be concentrated in flavors such as black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate, have dazzling aromas of violets, menthol or wild herbs and a firm and powerful finish. They typically demand some time in the bottle to reach their peak.
Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”