Pommard, Les Grands Epenots, 1er Cru, 2003

  Pierre Morey

Pommard, Les Grands Epenots, 1er Cru

Rich, ripe and opulent, sloe and blackberry fruit, rich tannic structure, stylish and delicious.

Contains Sulphites.

About Pierre Morey

A true great among winemakers, Pierre Morey, former winemaker at Domaine Leflaive, runs his own Domaine alongside his daughter aswell as the extremely successful négociant business, Morey Blanc. The wines, aged in deep cool cellars in Meursault are made in a very racy, incisive style that, while closed when young, open up into some the Burgundy’s more vital and expressive wines. The vineyards are run biodynamically and the wines are fermented in steel tank before ageing in a 20-40% new oak barriques.

Appellation: Pommard

A commune in Burgundy renowned for producing the most powerful and tannic red wines of the Côte de Beaune. A dearth of good producers actually in Pommard has perhaps meant that the commune has not always realised its true potential. There are some very fine examples from, amongst others, Comte Armand, however many of the best Pommards seem to be made from producers outside of the village. The cool, moist heavy clay soils result in strong, muscular wines designed for ageing which are deeper in colour and usually more structured than those of its neighbour, Volnay.

Pommard spans from the border of Beaune to, on the south side, the edge of Volnay. On the Beaune side, the finest vineyards are Les Pézerolles and Les Épenots, including the Clos des Épeneaux monopole of Comte Armand. Towards Volnay is Les Rugiens, wines from the lower section, known as Les Rugiens Bas, are considered to have the potential to be the communes best and there are those who feel it is justified elevation to Grand Cru status.