Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 2009
The family of the Comte Armand has owned the vineyard of Clos des Epéneaux and the winery buildings in Pommard since 1826 when Jean-François Armand married Clothilde Marey. It is rated as one of Pommard’s very finest sites. Pascal Marchand, a young Quebecois from the merchant marine, made the wines here from the 1985 to 1998 vintages inclusive. During his time in charge he completely transformed the domaine, elevating its ranking to that of the greatest estate in Pommard.
A real treat: Old fashioned, punchy pommard. A dark, rustic nose, and then red fruit tightly harnessed in a broad gamey body with just the right amount of acidity and tannin to balance it all out.
Region: Burgundy, France
Grape: Pinot Noir