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