2015
Pommard "Les Petits Noizons" Pinot Noir 1.5L

Pinot Noir
Description

In the local dialect the original name, En Noyons, meant a place where walnut trees were found. Owned in the 13th century by Alix de Vergy, duchess of Burgundy, Pommard passed into the hands of the Archbishops of Lyon, then a ducal estate, and finally to Burgundian noble families.
The vines themselves are intimately linked with the history of Burgundy, as it was the monks of the Abbeys of Saint-Bénigne at Dijon, and Cîteaux, and the knights of Saint John of Jerusalem who surveyed the harvests. Another well-known owner was Gaspard Monge, inventor of descriptive geometry and a senior official of the Empire, whose daughter married a local château-owner, Nicolas-Joseph Marey.

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, SD, VA or WV.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Light aromas of strawberry, cherry, truffles and mild coffee bean.

Palate: 

A well-balanced, silky and refined Pinot Noir.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

On leaving Beaune in a southerly direction, Pommard is the first village you come to, just before Volnay. Les Petits Noizons is situated at a height of 300 metres, on the Beaune side of the appellation. It is on the right-hand side of the road to Saint-Romain and La Petite Combe.

Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Suckers removed in spring.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Aging: 16 Months
  • Barrels: French oak, 35% new
  • Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
  • Source of wood: Cîteaux, Tronçais.
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms & Basil Recipe, Beef Wellington
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
SKU:
1VOPNFR515
$275