Rodolphe Demougeot Pommard Les Charmots Premier Cru Le Coeur des Dames 2018
Ripe berries notes, with racy and elegant tannins. The whole tasting is sublte! Charming.
Origin:1er Cru Pommard, Cote du Beaune, Burgundy, France
Farming Practices:Uncertified Organic and Biodynamic practices
Type of Soil:clay and limestone
Varietals:100% Pinot Noir
Vessel Ageing:14 to 16 months in 70% old French oak and 25% new
Price per Bottle:74.90
This 0.30ha vineyard is on the north hill of Pommard in the upper section of vines where you find the village’s most elegant wines. It’s completely enclosed and perfectly situated facing southeast with one of the best views of the village of Pommard. Charmots means high charm 100% of the grapes are destemmed and placed in cement and stainless steel vats. In this vineyard, the land is plowed with a horse. Grapes are harvested by hand in small bins. The grape must is chilled down to eight degrees and then allowed to start a spontaneous fermentation that usually lasts about two to three weeks depending on the vintage conditions. They are lightly extracted using the infusion approach, which is to say very little is done to disturb the grapes during the fermentation and maceration. Once pressed, it’s settled in a tank overnight and gravity fed into the barrel the wines where they stay without racking until preparations for bottling. As he does with the white wines, the first sulfite addition is made at bottling and they are spared excess use of new oak during the aging. Aged for 14-16 months in 70% old French oak and 25% new and then 3 months in tanks. Bottling is done using gravity and decided regarding the moon calendar. This wine may receive light filtration but is never fined.