Our Pommard 1er Cru « Les Rugiens » has a beautifuldeep ruby red colour with raspberry nuances. The nose is fine yet powerful with a dominant of red fruits followed by a very well-blended smoky oak. Lovely persistence, this wine has density and racy tannins.
Wine Spectator 92 points - Pretty cherry, raspberry, floral and spice aromas and flavors highlight this suave red. Supple and refined, with terrific harmony and well-integrated acidity and tannins. Persists with an aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2016 through 2025.—B.S. (Mar 12 2014)
Pommard is one of the most famous appellations of the Cote de Beaune and is known for its red wines. The
brownish-red soil, rich in hard limestone from the foothills produces some of the most tannic and robust wines in
Burgundy. Indeed, they are more powerful than their Beaune neighbours and it is often said that these are ’masculine’ wines. The « Les Rugiens » premier Cru is situated at the south of the commune. The dominating red colour of the soil may be the origin of the name of this vineyard plot (”rouge” = red in French).
|Ideal for accompanying finely-prepared tender red meat dishes, feathered game and dishes cooked in wine sauce. This Pommard 1er Cru « Clos Micault » will perfectly match veal cutlets with shallots, a partridge terrine, venison cooked in red wine or a roast suckling boar cooked in port. Also suitable for a wide range of cheeses, from Epoisses and Livarot to Pont L’Eveque.
Serving and keeping
Serve at 17°C (62°F)
Keep 5 to 7 years or more in a cellar.