Region : Côte de Beaune
Village : Pommard
Appellation : Pommard Premier Cru
Average vine age : 30 years
Soil : Clay and limestone
The village of Pommard is comfortably sandwiched between the town of Beaune and the village of Volnay. In contrast to the wines of its close neighbours, those of Pommard tend to be fuller, more tannic and expansive in the mouth, similar to those of the Côte de Nuits. This area was named “Epenots”, coming from “épine” (thorn or prickle), as a result of the natural vegetation of the area which was bush-like and thorny. The “Epenots” is solid and firm in its youth and needs time to mature and mellow out before revealing its full glory.
Average yield : 40 hl/ha
Harvest : Hand picked
Fermentation : Traditional in open vats
Ageing : 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 35% new
Barrels : Louis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted.
Pommard 1er Cru “Epenots” 2012 – Burgundy Report – June 2014 – “very good wine indeed”
Pommard 1er Cru “Epenots” 2012 – Burghound.com – April 2014 – 90/100
Pommard 1er Cru “Epenots” 2012 – Jancis Robinson – January 2014 – 16/20
Pommard 1er Cru “Epenots” 2012 – Tim Atkin – February 2014 – 91/100 (UK)