Pommard Les Petits Noizons

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This large, south-facing parcel covering more than one hectare was replanted between 1985 and 1989. This sun-drenched vineyard, ideally situated at the top of the hillside, benefits from an excellent reflection of heat onto the grapes. The Petits Noizons vines grow in a very pebbly, soil, (chalky and often alluvial), of great depth. The results are a relatively powerful wine, with good structure and high quality.

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Parcelle(s)

Les Petits Noizons
Surface: 1,1057 ha
Geographical situation: parcel on steepish slope.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1985/1986 1986/1987 1987/1988 1988/1989

Vines

Geographical situation: On leaving Beaune in a southerly direction, Pommard is the first village you come to, just before Volnay. Les Petits Noizons is situated at a height of 300 metres, on the Beaune side of the appellation. It is on the right-hand side of the road to Saint-Romain and La Petite Combe.
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Soil and subsoil: very pebbly, chalky soil, quite silty.
Planting density: 10 000 vines / ha
Yield: 30 hl / ha
Rootstock: only clones.
Pest management since 1995
Organic agriculture. Received official approval in 2000.
Training style: Guyot
Vineyard news: Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Suckers removed in spring.

History

In the local dialect the original name, En Noyons, meant a place where walnut trees were found. Owned in the 13th century by Alix de Vergy, duchess of Burgundy, Pommard passed into the hands of the Archbishops of Lyon, then a ducal estate, and finally to Burgundian noble families.

The vines themselves are intimately linked with the history of Burgundy, as it was the monks of the Abbeys of Saint-Bénigne at Dijon, and Cîteaux, and the knights of Saint John of Jerusalem who surveyed the harvests. Another well-known owner was Gaspard Monge, inventor of descriptive geometry and a senior official of the Empire, whose daughter married a local château-owner, Nicolas-Joseph Marey.

Vintages

Pommard, "Les Petits Noizons" 2010,
Pommard « Les Petits Noizons » 2009
Pommard Les Petits Noizons 2003
Pommard Les Petits Noizons 2005
Pommard Les Petits Noizons 2006
Pommard Les Petits Noizons 2007
Pommard Les Petits Noizons 2008

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