Tasi geography last week from guildsomm user and Peter Plaehn. Thanks gents!
This week: 1er crus of Pommard
What are the top ones and why? Name a producer for each.
Les Grands Epenots is thought to be the greatest vineyard of Pommard.
Proposed to be a grand cru in 2011 this premier cru has been known to outperform grand crus. This particular site has a higher percentage of clay in addition to the limestone and alluvial soil present in the vineyard producing a serious style with more elegant yet concentrated fruit.
Les Grands Epenots is also home to two monopoles: Clos des Citeaux and a portion of Clos des Epenaux owned by Comte Armand. Other note-worthy producers include Domaine de Montille, Pierre Morey, Francois Gaunoux and Louis Jadot.