The color is dark ruby and deep purple. The nose is marked by intense and gourmet notes of blackcurrant, with a nice grilled aroma and a mineral, sulfurous reduction, giving this wine a very fine, airy character. The palate is tight, showing a fruit with a good crunch, and has a good energy while showing freshness, richness, and a gourmet aspect all at the same time. With a lot of depth, the aromatics expand over notes of black fruits (blackcurrant), ripe fruits and black cherries. This beautiful wine reflects the terroir of Pommard, and can express its gourmet flavors as soon as today when first passed through a carafe. It will show all of its complexity after being kept for 10 years.
Located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, between Beaune and Volnay,
Pommard AOC has one of the best AOC reputations in France. The village is located on a slope, at 250 to 330 m above sea level, with easterly/southeasterly exposure. This appellation has 28 Premiers Crus, the most famous of which is “Epenots” and “Rugiens”.
Maison Champy is the oldest wine company in Burgundy from 1720. The winery, which has been declared a historic monument by UNESCO, was designed by the famed architect, Gustave Eiffel. It was at Maison Champy where renowned scientist, Louis Pasteur set up a laboratory and developed the pasteurization method.
Maison Champy owns 52 acres of vineyards, including holdings in Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Clos de Bully in Pernand-Vergelessess, and Beaune 1er Cru Aux Cras. These prized vineyards, among others owned by Champy, are farmed organically in order to showcase the true character of the terroir in the wines.
Champy has worked for many years with the goal of crafting the best possible expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from each unique terroir.