Simone 2015 is here!

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The latest vintage of Simone has arrived this week. It is, without a doubt, well worth the wait. Simone, of course, needs no introduction – the 0.5 hectare parcel, located between our two châteaux, has been discussed with loud reverence for decades. 

Incredible energy, power and balance…

The Simone parcel is the heart and soul of our ancient vineyard, Clos Marey-Monge. The terroir features clay soils with an internal surface structure of more than 735 m2 per gram – some of the highest ever recorded in Burgundy and comparable only to the Grand Cru vineyards in Richebourg and Musigny. Simone is sacred ground, and the team at Château de Pommard affords her the attention she deserves, horse-plowing her soils, hand-picking her grapes and aging her wine for an extended duration of 22 to 28 months. 

For the first time in the history of the Château, we asked our chief winemaker, the man responsible for this exceptional wine (in collaboration with nature, naturally) to tell us about this exalted wine and why it’s so special.

Discover more about Simone.

“The purest expression of Burgundy Pinot Noir, the 2015 vintage of Simone is astonishing. It’s all here – aromatic complexity, subtle textures and an endless elegance that commands your immediate attention. I enjoyed every drop.”
Gerard Margeon, Chef Sommelier Executif of Groupe Alain Ducasse

Simone 2015: Emmanuel Sala discusses his greatest passion – Simone – while among her terroir, and with a tasting from the barrel in the cellar

Colline the Horse: Simone’s soils are horse plowed, just on of the many all-natural methods to which we tend to her terroir 

Simone terroir: A walkthrough of Simone at the height of Summer 2017

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Gudmund Hernes says:

    I have signed up for Simone 2015, but cannot see having received any confirmation or billing.
    Can you please confirm that my request has been registered.
    Sincerely,
    Gudmund Hernes

  2. Château de Pommard says:

    Hi Mr Hernes, thank you very much for your interest. Your wine advisor will contact you shortly to confirm next steps with you. We hope you have a great day!

  3. Gaby Kaufman says:

    I had just visited the chateaux 4 days ago and was most impressed. Is it possible to buy Simone 2015 from you?

    • Château de Pommard says:

      Hi Mr Kaufman, thanks for reaching us, we are very glad you appreciated your visit. Simone is now sold only by allocation, so we can add you to the waiting list if you desire to purchase this wine. Your wine advisor will get in touch with you very soon.

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Jérôme Aucourt

In memory

For fifteen years, Jérôme Aucourt introduced tens of thousands of people around the world to the wines of Château de Pommard. His passion for Burgundy and his knowledge of wine was limitless. In memory of our friend, colleague, father, husband, and wine advisor, we have established the Jérôme Aucourt Scholarship at our Ècole V Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) professional wine school. Details of the scholarship program will be published soon. Jérôme is survived by his wife Allison, their two young children, his mother, father, and two brothers.