Panneau PommardGoing back to ancient times, it's name is taken, so it is said, from Pomona, goddess of fruits and gardens, whom the first inhabitants worshipped.  The village is squeezed in at the feet of the sloping vineyards, surrounding the curious square bell tower, as if modestly leaving more room for the vines, the real royalty of this place.

Old roman houses, deep cellars, noble chateaux, wineries, all glorious witnesses to the many illustrious connoisseurs for whom Pommard is a favourite wine.  Kings, dukes, lords and abbots have all argued about the best vintages: Citeaux, Vienne, Commarin, Vergy, the old names still linger.

Two hills of clay and limestone coloured red by iron oxides, or grey by the innumerable low stone walls enclosing a small and precious property.  This is the area, planted exclusively with Pinot Noir, that would not exist without the vine and only lives because of it.  A surprising "terroir" where all compete to produce wines that possess a power, a finesse and a rather uncommon texture.

The wines of Pommard, coming from a series of "climats" or sections of the vineyard, are all typical but without conforming to a uniformity: the sensitive nuances of the bouquet and vinosity give them their particular character, a work of art that resembles no other.  Wines for laying down, bright red, honest, full bodied and robust, they will develop complex aromas over time.  Their palette of flavours and aromas is large enough to accompany anything from delicate meats to strongly flavoured or marinated dishes, as well as the majority of cheeses.

Pommard Village 3Everything in this wine appeals, it's honesty and it's openness.  It carries in it's deep purple colour, in it's full bodied bouquet, the brilliance of the Burgundy sun, defying the years and acquiring, over time, the sumptuousness that makes it one of the lords of the Cote.

To honour the wine and to present it to the world, the winemakers created the Brotherhood of “Souverain Bailliage de Pommard”.  The induction of new members takes place during gastronomic dinners, whilst everyone is being serenaded by the winemakers’ choir of the area “Les Enfants d’la CÙte”.

These few lines are just an introduction to Pommard.  What better pleasure than to discover the wines in the cellars of the winemaker.  He or she will talk you to about their work and proudly introduce you to the richness of their wines.  The traditional hospitality of Burgundy can always be found in this “village célèbre au nom savoureux et rabelaisien, qui résonne comme un roulement de tambour et chante en ses deux syllabes, toute la gloire de la Bourgogne d’Or”!