Tasi geography last week from Jeremy Eubanks and Peter Plaehn. Thanks gents!
This week: 1er crus of Pommard
What are the top ones and why? Name a producer for each.
Equal in importance to Epenots would be Les Rugiens. Both Les Epenots and Rugiens have submitted applications to the INAO to be upgraded to Grand Cru status. There is much discussion surrounding this specifically to Rugiens, as the vineyard is divided into two sides, Les Rugiens Hauts and Les Rugiens Bas. Les Rugiens Bas is help in higher regard, and producers like de Montille and Clerget will mention “Les Rugiens Bas” on the label. The soil in this vineyard is rich in iron, with very rocky calcareous soil and limestone bedrock. The vineyard is south-east facing on the lower slope of the hill. Domaine de Montille is a top producer along with Michel Ganoux, Boillot, and Faiveley.