Yin and yang. The towns of Pommard and Volnay are giants of the Côte de Beaune reds. Though less than a mile apart, the two towns represent opposing profiles – Volnay tending toward elegant and feminine, and Pommard toward sturdy and masculine. As neighbors they provide an excellent example of the microterroirs of Burgundy.
As you might expect, terroir shift exists on a continuum. (In other words, they had to draw the line somewhere.) And as you approach the border, the differences between the towns blur a bit, and it’s there that we find today’s wine. It’s a Pommard by name, but we think it shows some of the best of both towns.
Old-world grace. This wine comes from three plots in the appellation of Pommard, but it’s the vines from near the Volnay border that dominate it. The nose is very pretty, showing raspberry, cinnamon, and dark wild cherries. The mouth is youthful and elegant, with fine grained tannins, notes of blackberries, and a hint of toast.
Megard’s Pommard has the strength and intensity of a Pommard, cloaked in the silky robes of a Volnay. Decant this for an hour to allow the tannins to soften and the silky mouthfeel to unfurl. Pair this with a mild, well-browned steak from the grill or a cast iron pan.
MÉGARD Pommard 2013
Ansonia Retail: $50
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