Legendary. In France, Pommard has a reputation as a vin de garde (wine to cellar). Grown in clay- and limestone-rich soils, the wines are full of muscle, richness, and spice. A favorite of Thomas Jefferson, Pommard has made classic, well-respected red wines since at least the middle ages.
Today Pommard’s requirement of cellaring is less absolute, but the finest examples still benefit from some bottle ageing. We’re excited to introduce a new wine today: the 2010 Pommard from Pierre Bourée. The Domaine Bourée makes wines that are meant to age, and then conveniently ages them for us — this 2010 left Bourée’s cellar for the first time this spring.
Muscle. The Domaine Bourée’s style is that of a time gone by. Their old school approach to winemaking — no destemming, ambient yeasts, long soaking and maceration — results in a fuller, more robust style. Combine this with Pommard’s density and power, and you get rich, mouthfilling wine that nonetheless retains its Burgundian elegance.
For lovers of dense red Burgundy (or for those, like us, with a particular affection for the 2010 vintage), this is a wine not to miss. The nose is immediately expressive, with notes of cassis, cloves, and toast. The mouth is rich and tense, with notes of wild cherries, mouth-filling tannins, and a long, surprisingly smooth finish.
Pair this with a fancy steak frites: use this cold-oil french fries recipe (warning: this dish may change your life), and pick a flavorful cut of beef. This dense, beautiful, 5 year old Pommard will be right at home.
BOURÉE Pommard 2010
Ansonia Retail: $78
AVAILABLE IN 3- 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
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