2016 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux Comte Armand

Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux Comte Armand
Colour
Red
Producer
Comte Armand
Region
Pommard, Red Burgundy
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2021-2040
Case Size
6x75cl
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2016 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux Comte Armand
Colour
Red
Producer
Comte Armand
Region
Pommard, Red Burgundy
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2021-2040
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£660.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(10+ in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, December 2017

Although 70% down on a normal harvest, quality has remained intact and shows the vineyard at its highest level. A blend of young vines (well, if you can call 35 year old vines young) and old vines, plus a small balance of press wine make this a complex and nuanced blend of the estate’s monopole 5.23 hectare vineyard. 25-30% new oak is supported by excellent fruit concentration and deep substance. It is at once powerful and supple, with an intensity of red fruit and dark spice.

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Producer

Comte Armand

Clos des Épeneaux is Pommard’s most celebrated climat. The 5.23 hectare monopole has been in the Comte Armand family since 1828. Paul Zinetti took over from Benjamin Leroux as régisseur in 2014, and is rising to every challenge at this small, characterful domaine. They also have small holdings in Volnay and Auxey Duresses and, while these wines have the distinctive character of quintessential Côte de Beaune, they are also some of the most sophisticated, nuanced expressions you might taste across these villages. An understated use of new oak matches the textured fruit, and gentle handling in combination with intuitive biodynamic practices afford these wines both strength and delicacy. The domaine has begun to noticeably outpace its neighbours and redefine how the finest terroir of Pommard is capable of not only power but elegance as well.

Region

Pommard, Red Burgundy

A long popular appellation, Pommard is yet another exclusive red wine area which produces by far the most structured reds of the Côte de Beaune. It extracts rich body and long ageing potential from the limestone/iron-rich clay soil. Some examples can be markedly rustic, yet as time has passed and winemaking know-how has improved, Pommard's wines are becoming softer and more approachable when young. Its vines cover 317 hectares of which over a third are premier cru vineyards. Several have pronounced following and even one, Les Rugiens, is being pushed to become a grand cru.

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