Domaine Berthelemot Pommard – Sustainable
brown limestone, stony, reddish with some ferrous oxide.
100% Pinot Noir
Because of the appellation surface area, grapes from Noizons and, the young and older vines from Petits Noizons are vinified separately. Depending on the nature of the year these batches which have been processed separately may be combined to give a Pommard Noizons or, a Pommard and one more structured Pommard Noizons. After the sorting table the grapes are fed by elevator belt to a closed-cage pneumatic press to enable a quality juice to be gently extracted. Pre-fermentation and maceration in vats for 5 to 8 days at about 12°C. Alcoholic fermentation for 10 to 12 days with regular stirring and cap punching. Maturation on fine lees in casks for about 12 months in a temperature controlled cellar. (About 20% of casks are new.) The wines are racked and homogenized if necessary, then left to rest for a few weeks before being lightly filtered and bottled.
Lovely deep color. Complex nose of red fruit and light spice. Fine, pure tannins. A fruit driven style, rather than the tannin. Serving temperature: 15-16 °C and it can be advisable to decant recent vintages to open up the aroma.
Great with a steak, boeuf bourguignon, loin of pork. Perfect with mild cheeses.
Domaine Berthelemot was established in 2006 by combining two estates – one belonging to Jean Garaudet and the other to Yves Darviot – and consequently has a long tradition to perpetuate: the work must continue, with the same passion as these experienced and esteemed winegrowers. The domain covers a number of appellations: Beaune Grèves, Beaune Clos des Mouches, Pommard, Monthélie and Meursault; each has a story to tell but above all the secret to success is … respect. Pommard is considered the most reputable appellation of the Beaune District wines. The surface area is 320 ha and wines are rich, aromatic and may be kept for many years.