Long, the fans had risen to the forefront of the hierarchy of Pommards. The union of 400 producers of the appellation Pommard Burgundy has just asked the National Institute of Appellations of Origin (INAO) to promote the first growths Clos des Epenots and Rugians in fine wines. A claim which will be studied in committee before a final verdict in 2012 ...
For 1936, at the birth of the appellation, the foremost priority was to exclude wines that do not deserve the appellation Pommard rather than establishing a hierarchy between the variety of the wine . This is why no territory of Pommard had obtained a reference to Grand Cru. Both plots Rugiens and Clos des Epenots had been erected in the first raw.
This classification seems to be questioned today, including the President of the Union of winegrowers Pommard, Aubert Lefas which considers the Clos des Epenots and Rugians comparable, as, the great vintages such as Corton. And it is not only ! Since last April, specialists viticulture geography and prepare, in collaboration with growers in the region, A study report designed to justify the classification of these two grand cru parcels.
This file should refer to the hierarchy established in the 19th century by Dr. Jules Lavalle. Author of History and Statistics of the Great Vine Wine of the Gold Coast (published in 1855), they had indeed given a much better position than officially recorded in 1936. The current high prices that occur on the wines of these two appellations will not come to contradict the approach of Aubert Lefas. His case should be filed by the end of the year.
Recall the name of Pommard
Welcome to the realm of eternal nectar ! Deemed, indeed, to produce wines with aging potential unequaled, AOC Pommard account 313 hectares, whose 125 classified as Premier Cru. Among the latter, which number of 28, Clos des Epeneaux can claim to be – with Rugians – one of the most beautiful soils the appellation.
Pommard Chablis shares with the privilege of being among the most famous Burgundian appellations abroad. Particularly appreciated by Victor Hugo, the wines of Pommard come from ferruginous clay and limestone soils, producing a raw boned, tannic, to flavors multiple evoking black currant, plum, pepper and leather. With a good aging potential, this wine is very firm, without fail, one of the stronger wines of Burgundy.
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