Château de Pommard has three simple ambitions: to always work in harmony with the laws of nature, maintain a hands-off approach and let the vintage do all the talking. Year after year, Château de Pommard releases its signature wine: the Clos Marey-Monge Monopole, a blend of seven cuvées made from seven distinct terroirs -Simone, Chantrerie, Les Paules, Grands Champs, 75 Rangs, Micault and Émilie. This year, with the 2017 vintages, Château de Pommard takes a new step towards representing the purest expression of Burgundy by releasing new Clos Marey-Monge distinct cuvées, produced from a specific terroir. From Clos Marey-Monge “Grands Champs” 2017 to Clos Marey-Monge “Les Paules” 2017, five elegant wines will be launched for the occasion, along with the amazing Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2017.
The 2017 vintage can be experienced at Château de Pommard throughout the “Clos Marey-Monge Experience”, which starts on the 1st of August. Visitors will experience the six wines and discover the influence of the distinct soils on the cuvées. Guests will also experiment with the art of blending to create their very own wine.
Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2017
With its bright and intense ruby colour lined with crimson reflections, Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2017 is a complex, generous and flavourful Pinot Noir; the complexity of which comes from the vineyard’s soil, enriched with alluvial, sand and gravels carried along by the Avant-Dheune river thousand years ago. The nose displays aromas of powder and red fruits, as well as notes of smokiness, all bringing great complexity to the wine. The palate is fresh, revealing firm tannins and a well-rounded structure. Long and sapid while aerial, the finale unveils a vibrant, energetic, and complex Pommard drinkable today, but also ageable for decades.
Clos Marey-Monge “Grands Champs” 2017
Known to bring body and structure to the Clos Marey-Monge Monopole blend, Grands Champs is a high-quality Pinot Noir enjoyable on its own. With an intense ruby colour and exuberant nose of red fruits, sandalwood and sweet spices such as cinnamon and cloves, it is a full-bodied and tannic red wine. The tannins of which are enhanced by the rocky, calcium-rich soil of the Grand Champs terroir. Its long finale displays notes of minerality, bringing an elegant touch to this robust cuvée.
The Clos Marey-Monge Collections
Château de Pommard has curated two collections of six bottles of its 2017 Pinot Noir. The “Clos Marey-Monge Terroir” Collection includes the five newly released 2017 cuvées from individual terroirs and one bottle of Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2017. The second Collection “Clos Marey-Monge Monopole” comprises six bottles of Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2017. Both collections are Made by Nature and delivered to your door worldwide, available for a limited time only at “en-premier” prices of £422 and £673 respectively (shipping fees and tax included), on chateaudepommard.com.
The Clos Marey-Monge Experience
Did you know that the seven plots of a single vineyard can all displayed a different terroir? For the 1st of August, guests can taste six wines from the Clos Marey-Monge, explore the influence of the soils on a cuvée, and try the art of blending wines from different plots as part of this experience. Learn how to professionally taste wine with WSET trained wine advisors and then compare the winemaker, Emmanuel Sala’s Clos Marey-Monge blend with your very own wine. The Clos Marey-Monge Experience will be available at Château de Pommard from August 1st at the price of 80€ /person, with the limit of 8 participants per session. The experience lasts 90 minutes.
About Château de Pommard:
Made by Nature in France, every year, consumers and professionals from more than 80 countries around the world visit Château de Pommard to learn about the world of wine from Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) professionals and taste the purest expressions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from villages along the Route des Grands Crus. From the grape to the glass, guests experience Clos Marey-Monge, a geological marvel, and home to seven distinct clay and limestone rich plots, now protected as one of the world heritage Climats of Burgundy by UNESCO. Founded in 1726, Château de Pommard combines three hundred years of savoir-faire and the innovative vision of the Famille Carabello-Baum for the future. Wine lovers and critics agree the conversion to biodynamic viticulture is producing honest, energetic wines infused with an unmistakable sense of place while preserving the planet where we all live.
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