This is the second vintage for this one, after the parcel was purchased in December 2018. Sitting just above the 1er cru Pezerolles, with greater cooling influence from the Combe as well as less southern exposure, William considers this the most mineral and tension filled wine in the range. From very old vines pushing up on 80 years that produce a lot of tiny berried millerandage and very low 21hl/ha yields, the inaugural vintage was a smashing success, earning the highest score of any 2019 Pommard/Volnay wine reviewed in Bourgogne Aujourd’Hui, and that is in a vintage that is very very strong for Pommard….due to the ideal ripeness as well as the tiny berries, they elected to include 15-20% whole clusters. The 2020 is again terrific, and packed and stacked (if compact for now) for a long life in bottle……“Second vintage from 1939 vines – Hospices de Beaune vines on both sides.
An airy and attractive perfume, but really quite a tight nose today. Fresh – more fresh – cool fruit again. Here the shape is more about the width of flavour than the direct style of the last wine. Delicious fruit of fine intensity in the middle and finishing flavours. Simply excellent, my preference for the last is down to my personal taste more than the quality of either…” Bill Nanson