Michel Gaunoux - Pommard - Rugiens

95 points - The Wine Advocate
Michel Gaunoux - Pommard - Rugiens - 2017 - 150cl - Onshore Cellars

Michel Gaunoux - Pommard - Rugiens

95 points - The Wine Advocate
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More brooding than the Grands Epenots, the 2017 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens unfurls in the glass with a deep-pitched bouquet of cassis, black cherries, rich soil tones, peonies and dark chocolate, deftly framed by a discreet touch of oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a textural attack, muscular but velvety structuring tannins and a long, resonant and intensely sapid finish. This is a brilliant wine from Gaunoux, and one of the wines of the vintage along the Côte de Beaune this year.

Michel Gaunoux - Pommard - Rugiens

Michel Gaunoux's Pommard - Rugiens is a rich and complex wine that is sure to impress even the most discerning of wine connoisseurs. This wine is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes grown in the Rugiens vineyard, which is known for producing some of the finest wines in the Pommard appellation.

The taste profile of this wine is characterized by its deep ruby color, with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and hints of spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and rich, with flavors of dark fruit, earthy notes, and a long, smooth finish.

Michel Gaunoux is a family-owned winery that has been producing exceptional wines for over 100 years. The winery is located in the heart of the Burgundy region, where the unique terroir and climate create ideal conditions for growing Pinot Noir grapes.

This wine is best enjoyed with hearty dishes such as roasted meats, stews, and strong cheeses. It is also a great wine to enjoy on its own, as it is sure to impress with its depth and complexity.

Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Pommard
Producer:
Michel Gaunoux
Grapes/Blend:
Pinot Noir
Pairing Sugesstions:
Beef, Lamb, Game Birds, Duck, Mushrooms, Charcuterie and Cured Meats
Style:
Premier Cru

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Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

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Pommard

Pommard

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Pommard is a village located in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy, France. The village is known for producing some of the most robust and full-bodied red wines in the region. Pommard wines are made from Pinot Noir grapes, which are grown on the slopes of the Côte d'Or.

The history of winemaking in Pommard dates back to the Roman era, when the area was known for producing high-quality wines. The village was also a popular destination for pilgrims traveling to Santiago de Compostela, who would stop in Pommard to rest and enjoy the local wines.

Today, Pommard is home to some of the most prestigious wineries in Burgundy, including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte Armand, and Domaine de Courcel. These wineries are known for their traditional winemaking techniques, which involve hand-harvesting the grapes and fermenting them in oak barrels.

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Overall, Pommard is a must-visit destination for wine lovers who appreciate bold and complex red wines. The village's rich history and traditional winemaking techniques have helped to establish Pommard as one of the premier wine regions in Burgundy.

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