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Denis Carre Pommard

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A simply gorgeous nose of mature Burgundy; dark fruits, meatiness and baking spices follow through onto the palate. A medium bodied wine, now with fully integrated tannins, it finishes long and complex with a lovely cranberry lift.

Pommard, along with Chablis, has the privilege of figuring among the most renowned Burgundy appellations. Victor Hugo was particularly fond of Pommard, which grows in clay-limestone ferruginous soil that produces a well-structured, tannic wine, with multiple aromas evoking blackcurrant, plum, pepper and leather. Designed for a long cellaring, this wine is undoubtedly one of the strongest Burgundy crus.

Denis Carré did not inherit any vineyards, but – having harvested grapes as a teenager – he decided he wanted to make wine. He began renting vines, initially some Gamay and Pinot for three barrels of Passetoutgrains, while working in a garage in the evenings to fund his winemaking. He and his wife, Bernadette, slowly but surely added to their holdings, and the estate now totals 14 hectares across the Hautes Côtes and Côte de Beaune. Their children, Martial and Gaëtane, have been involved full-time since 2008, and now run the domaine.

Type Red
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Pommard
Vintage 2013
Grapes Pinot Noir
ABV 13.0%