Village appellation of the Côte de Beaune district (dept. of Côte-d'Or)
Producing commune: Pommard.
This appellation includes 28 Premiers Crus, the best known of which are Les Rugiens and Les Épenots.
On the label, the appellations POMMARD and POMMARD PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of their " Climat " of origin.
For centuries Pommard has been considered the typical burgundy : deep red in colour, powerfully aromatic, solid and trustworthy. The very name Pommard has a generous ring to it and fills the mouth as it fills the glass. Pommard with its smiling vineyards lies between Beaune and Volnay where the Côte de Beaune makes a slight turn towards Autun. These lands formerly belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy, to religious houses including the abbey of Cîteaux, or to old families such as the Marey-Monge family. As early as the Middle Ages, Pommard was thought of as the flower of Burgundy wines - the wine to which all others were compared. The appellation, one of the first AOC to be so designated (1936), grows only red wines from the Pinot Noir grape.
On the lower ground the soil is ancient alluvium. Mid-slope, the clay-limestone soils are well drained thanks to the inclusion of rock debris. Higher still are Jurassic (Oxfordian) marls, brown calcic soils, and brown limestone soils. In places, the soil is reddened by the presence of iron. Exposure : south or east. Altitudes : 250 to 330 metres.