Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens


From a 28-acre parcel in the “Hauts” section of the vineyard, where there is little topsoil and it’s very rocky. Half of the vines are 70 years old and half are 30 years old. Aged for 20 months in barrel, 33% new. 

88-91 points
"An interesting nose smell of warm and wet stone along with cool, pure and elegant notes of various red berries, particularly cherry and raspberry, along with floral and earth scents. The equally cool and pure medium-bodied flavors also exhibit plenty of minerality on the linear and powerful finish that delivers fine depth and length though there is a touch of dryness. Like several of the wines in the range there is enough gas present to render assessing the maturity of the tannins difficult but this appears to be reasonably ripe."
Allen Meadows,
, Issue 58 April 2015
92 points
"A smooth, elegant version, this offers black cherry, blackberry, spice and mineral flavors, allied to a firm structure but remaining refined and long. Best from 2018 through 2032. 67 cases made."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, July 2016

Product Line: 
Pinot Noir