In the Pommard locality, the vineyards extend over 700 hectares, 350 of which are part of the Pommard appellation, planted using the Pinot Noir grape variety only.
Regional appellations can be produced here: Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Crémant de Bourgogne, the new Bourgogne Côte d’Or appellation on the plains, and Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes De Beaune on the slopes that reach behind the hill.
Historically, all the parcels are planted at a density of 10 vine stock per hectare.
Working the vines
Working on the low and narrow vines naturally requires a special machine – the straddle tractor.
In an effort to preserve the terroirs and the environment, work in the vineyards has remained traditional: the grass cover is maintained by working the soil; the use of chemicals is managed using reasoned viticulture to ensure high-quality production. All the manual work of disbudding, trellising, leaf removal and green harvesting, when necessary, guarantees healthy vines and good, ripe grapes.
The manual harvest is picked into perforated crates. After any necessary sorting, the grapes are 100% destemmed, then placed into concrete vats of variable capacity depending on the year (from 30 hl to 50 hl).
Work in the cellar
Vinification generally lasts about two weeks.
Particular attention is paid to the duration of alcoholic fermentation.
Daily tasting is carried out to judge whether pigeage and remontage extraction are required.
The wine is then put into barrels using 20% to 30% new barrels.
After ageing for 12 to 14 months, the wine is bottled in the winter without filtration.