Pommard sits a few minutes drive south of Beaune, its steeper, well protected slopes are carved with numerous undulations, curves, clefts and dips, all of which gives countless pockets of interest and exasperation to the vigneron, as the Pinot Noir reaches out for maximum warmth and sunlight in every degree of aspect. Add to this the varying soils, from limestone rich marl to dense red clay, pebbles, sand and even ironstone and the possibilities for a grower become endless. Such is Burgundy encapsulated.
Pommard consists of around 350 hectares under vine, with around 120 hectares of Premier Cru. The vineyards are mostly protected by the higher bluffs and forests atop the escarpment, which is cut by the minor Avany Dheune stream, a small stream but important as it has washed down prime alluvial soils over centuries, which add complexity to the wines. Pommard is firm and full in style, broadly shouldered and needing time to age, soften and develop those almost haunting truffle, leather and red fruit characteristics.