Pommard Les Charmots

Locals used to say “You’re not yet at the Croix de Pommard”, meaning that your troubles aren’t yet over, as there was a tricky ford to cross on the road between Beaune and Chagny, with Pommard still some way off. Times have changed and Pommard is now easily accessible, just like its wines. Since the middle ages it is known as “the flower of côte de Beaune wines”, a sobriquet that still applies today.

Parcelle(s)

Pommard Charmots
Surface: 0,1915 ha
Geographical situation: parcel in mid-slope
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1920

Vines

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Soil and subsoil: Limestoned soil, composed of silt and clay.  GEST compost
Planting density: 10 000 vines / ha
Yield: 15 hl / ha
Rootstock: massal selection only.
Pest management since 1995
Organic agriculture. Received official approval in 1999.
Horse ploughing
Training style: Guyot
Vineyard news: Sanitary state very healthy due to a favorable forecast.

* Groupement d'Etude et de Suivi des Terroirs

History

Pommard has been renowned since the early middle ages, and gained a world-wide reputation in the 19th century as an excellent wine with a forceful character. Its name is easy to pronounce, it fills glasses easily and satisfies the palate. Furthermore, it travels well, and is now considered as representative of a typical Burgundy: a faithful red wine, meant to lay down.

Vintages

Pommard Premier Cru Les Charmots 2003
Pommard Premier Cru Les Charmots 2005

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