Pinot Noir Experience

“God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”
André Tchelistcheff

Pinot Noir is a favorite of sommeliers and wine lovers alike. Winemakers try to tame this temperamental cépage but it always obeys mother nature. It’s why each terroir and each vintage always produces a different expression of the terrain. Explore the delicate nuances of this multifaceted varietal in its historic Burgundian birthplace with our Pinot Noir Experience. Our expert sommeliers will guide you through the rich heritage of the Pinot Noir vine, its coveted fruit, rootstock varieties and ideal viticulture. To best understand the relationship between terroir and the different characteristics of Pinot Noir, this enlightening experience will take you through the seven terroir of Clos Marey-Monge and show you how their characteristics and personality create all the magic that emerges from the bottle.

Education Program

  • Orientation
  • History of Pinot Noir Cultivars
  • Origin of Pinot Noir Wines
  • Pinot Noir at Château de Pommard
  • Viticulture and Biodynamics
  • Terroir, Soils and Climates and Expression
  • Vendanges, Vinification, Aging and Blending
  • Tasting Techniques
  • Vertical Pinot Noir Tasting

What You’ll Learn

The provenance of Pinot Noir dates to the late 1300s when the iconic name emerged. You will learn the origin and history of this coveted grape among the vines of its birthplace, Burgundy, where the world’s finest expression of Pinot Noir can be found. The impetuous nature of this noble grape means for you to understand each vintage you must also know what happens in the vineyard and the winery. We’ll guide you through a year in the life of the vines, from pruning, hibernation, bud break and harvest. You’ll discover how these delectable fruits become delicate wines through our signature winemaking technique, employing traditional and innovative maceration, fermentation, aging and blending processes. The real enlightenment, of course, will be for your tastebuds when you experience, side by side, Burgundy Pinot Noir from different terroir and different vintages from the same terroir. Prepare to be amazed.

What You’ll Taste

One of the many highlights of the Pinot Noir Experience will take place in your private tasting room. An unmatched experience anywhere in Burgundy, your tastebuds will discover the delightful impact terroir and climate have on Pinot Noir grapes. A vertical tasting of four different vintages of Clos Marey-Monge Monopole and four Burgundy Pinot Noir appellations from the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, all vinified at Château de Pommard, also await your delectation.

Tasting List:

  • 2 Côte de Nuits Pinot Noirs
  • 2 Côte de Beaune Pinot Noirs
  • Clos Marey-Monge Monopole, 2011 Pinot Noir
  • Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2012 Pinot Noir
  • Clos Marey-Monge Monopole, 2013 Pinot Noir
  • Clos Marey-Monge Monopole, 2014 Pinot Noir

Xavier Michel
Wine Advisor, Sommelier

Professional Wine Advisors

Our Wine Experiences are hosted by Sommeliers and Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) trained professionals. Our Wine Advisors offer an authoritative approach to help you learn about the history of wine, biodynamic vineyard management, our signature winemaking techniques and the art of tasting. Groups are limited in size to eight participants to better provide a convivial environment where you will feel comfortable asking questions, interact with other visitors and expand your wine knowledge.

A Stunning Location

Château de Pommard is located south of Beaune, the heart of Burgundy. Our Wine Experiences are delivered onsite at the Château in our Wine Experience Center, a place designed to engage your senses and expand your mind. Our 20 hectare Clos Marey-Monge, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, provides the perfect classroom to fully connect with the savoir faire that makes Burgundy the most desired wine region in the world.

Is this your experience?

The Pinot Noir Experience is ideal for beginners and intermediate wine lovers; those who want to dive deeper into the heritage of Pinot Noir and take an immersive trip through the diverse terroir, traditions and geography that can be sensed in every sip.

“Deep Passion”

“Our sommelier had a deep passion for his profession. We learned so much!”

Bruno G.
Iles de France

“An Unforgettable Experience”

“Very good memories. A tasting to wake up every oenological sense. We will do it again. Thank you for this unforgettable moment!”

Chris B.
Olivet, France

“A very beautiful visit.”

“A very beautiful experience, an excellent tasting and a super sommelier!”

Julien C.
Annecy, France

Book Your Pinot Noir Experience

Duration 1.5 hours
Price 50€ per person
Private option available, at an additional 25€ per person
Tasting 8 Wines
Type Group (limited to 8 guests)

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Questions? Call +33 3 80 22 07 99 or send us a message.