Appellation: On the Côte de Beaune, the Pommard is renowned for its power of its red wines only. The first growth vines are planted in the middle and at the top of the hillsides on clay-limestone soils.
«The Rugiens» owe their name to the red clay soil; Soil: Clay, limestone
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest: The grapes are cut and sorted by hand.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and then placed between 2 and 4 days in stainless steel vats for pre-fermentation maceration. The vinification is done in vats.
Ageing: Ageing in oak barrels (30% new barrels) during 10 to 12 months.
Tasting: A deep garnet color with light purple garnet reflections. The nose is intense, complex, ripe black fruits such as blackcurrant, black cherry, spicy and delicate notes, vanilla, white pepper, a few touches of cocoa and coffee complete this magnificent aromatic palette.
On the palate, the wine is round, full with a silky, delicate texture, keeping the magnificent finesse of Pinot Noir. The finish is a little more assertive.
Food pairing: A shoulder of lamb confit so that the structure of the wine merges with the softness of the meat. Or a poultry with a little character, for example a roasted quail stuffed with grapes and porcini mushrooms.
Jancis Robinson 16.5 Pts; Wine Enthusiast 92 Pts
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