- Domaine de Courcel
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2028
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Goedhuis, December 2016
This village climat sits just above what is arguably Pommard’s most prestigious premier cru, Les Rugiens. De Courcel were delighted to enlarge their holding in 2013 to an impressive 1.5 ha. This 2015 is packed with bold dark cherry flavours, with a seam of warm wintery spice. An archetypal Pommard with its big boisterous structure.
Burghound, April 2017,
Here the equally ripe nose is quite similar except the earth component is more pronounced. The velvety, seductive and once again super-rich flavors possess good minerality on the powerful and mouth coating finish where notes of mocha and warmth can be found. This is quite firm and will definitely need a few years to resolve at least some of the structure.
Domaine de Courcel
De Courcel is one of the Côte de Beaune’s grandest estates, having been in the ownership pf the de Courcel family since the late 17th century. The estate is skilfully managed by Yves Confuron from Vosne Romanée. He prefers to pick late, allowing him to vinify with whole bunches and age his wines a little longer in cask before bottling, which he feels provides an added layer of texture to the wines.
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.