Chanson Père et Fils Les Charmots 1er Cru Pommard
A very well known and regarded Pommard Premier Cru. ‘Les Charmots’ sits just above the village on slopes that curve with the Dheune river and enjoy good drainage and long exposure to sunlight. The vines are farmed using organic and biodynamic methods.
'Cask sample. Mid dark crimson. Not very expressive at first, mostly dark-red fruit and a touch of sweet spice. Dusty/rocky cloak. Firm and chewy with definite oak and very nice freshness lifting it from its dark rather embryonic state. With air, the fruit starts to emerge on the nose. All in place, needs time, but there’s generous fruit at the core.'
16.5 points, Julia Harding MW (www.jancisrobinson.com) Jan 2017.
One of the most famous appellations in the region, Pommard is known for producing full-bodied, robust and tannic wines. The second biggest area by production after Beaune, approximatly 135 ha of vineyard area is Premier Cru of which Les Epenots and Les Rugiens are the most renowned.
The clay-heavy limestone of this zone gives unusual wines: they have a deep, red-black color and an explosive bouquet of blackcurrants, musk and game meat (hare). The palate is dominated by astringent tannins and highlighted by bright acidity, but the mouthfeel softens with age. These firm wines are amoung burgundy's most tannic and robust.