Wild Cherries and Cinnamon: New 2015 Old-Vine Pommard.

Bold.  The towns of Volnay and Pommard are the two finest red wine towns in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune. Hugh Johnson describes Volnay as “fragrant and ethereal,” Pommard as “dark” and “potent.” Together they’re a perfect example of the power of Burgundian terroir: they share a border and the towns themselves are less than a mile apart, but their identifying characteristics are nearly opposite.

April might seem like more of a Volnay month, but with half a foot of snow yesterday and the cross country ski trails beckoning this morning, we’re in more of a Pommard mood. Roger Belland’s Pommard usually drinks well early — the fruits are smooth and full, his vines are 55 years old, and Belland’s style is one of ripe freshness — but in 2015 vintage, it’s even more delicious than usual.


Top notch.  Many of our winemakers put the 2015 vintage on par with the exceptional vintages of 2005 and 2010. Wherever it ranks, there are fantastic red Burgundies to be had at nearly every level. This wine is an excellent representative of the vintage — loads of perfectly ripe fruit, cool sturdy tannins, and a balanced, mouth filling palate.

The wines of Pommard famously age very well, but Belland’s 2015 Pommard won’t require much time. The nose is deep and perfumed, with plum, wild cherries, and cinnamon. The palate is rich and mouthfiling, with ripe, punchy tannins and notes of pan drippings, strawberry jam, and faint anise. Pair this with a early Spring cold-snap and a hearty pasta with veal or short ribs.


BELLAND Pommard 2015
Ansonia Retail: $60
3+ bottle price : $52/bot

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