POMMARD 1er Cru Rugiens 2019

The red color in this plot comes from traces of iron nodules from what derives the name "Rugiens".

Story

Location
Production area : 12,66 ha
Altitude : 250-300 m
Terroir
Often mentioned in the exclusive circle of les Grands Crus, it remains a wine of reference considered as one of the best in Côte de Beaune. Next to Volnay, its South-East exposure is perfect, its slight slope gives optimal maturity to Pinot Noir. The brown limestone and scree-covered soil is perfectly suitable for this varietal. This terroir produces worth keeping, powerful and well-structured wines. Our cuvee is vinified from Rugiens Haut and Bas. (upper and lower parts).
Soil : Calcareous clay
In the vineyard
Wine-Growing method : Sustainable
Harvest: 100 % manual
Vinification
At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are carefully sorted in order to keep only the healthy grapes at an optimal ripeness
100 % destemmed grappes
Finning: no
Alcoholic fermentation in open vats: 17 days
Ageing
17 months (whose 5 months in stainless steel tank)
100 % oak barrels (whose 30% of new oak barrels)
Varietals
Pinot Noir : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 13,5 ABV
Age of vines: 55 years old

Advice

Serving
Serving temperature : 17-19°C
Should be drunk between 2022 and 2034
Tasting notes
The most famous terroir of Pommard in which one earthy, gamey, black fruit and undergrowth aromas are generally found The palate is powerful and fleshy with tannins rounder after a few years of aging. A wine to keep.
Food and wine pairings
Ideal with red meats cooked in sauce, game animals, eggs called "oeufs en meurette" and most cheeses.