DOMAINE DU COMTE ARMAND
The domaine, which is totally biodynamic and follows the lunar calendar, totals 9 hectares – 5 hectares of which are the magnificent 1er Cru monopole Clos des Epeneaux, responsible for the deepest, richest, most intensely concentrated and longest lived wines in Pommard. Their Volnay and Auxey-Duresses are all purity, finesse and elegance. The grapes are 100% destemmed and whole berries are retained, without crushing. Prefermentation maceration is 5-8 days at 13 degrees C.
Alcoholic fermentation lasts between 5-10 days and there is a post-fermentation maceration of around 14 days. The wines then spend between 18-24 months in barrel – ranging from no new oak for the village wines and 30% for the Clos. The wines are usually bottled unfined and unfiltered. Under the stewardship of the previous régisseur, Benjamin Leroux, some of the finest red wines in the Côte de Beaune were being crafted. This trend is continuing under the equally impressive Paul Zinetti, who joined the domaine in 2010.
|Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Rouge|
|Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux|
|M , Bio||Pinot Noir|
|Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Rouge||Bio||Pinot Noir|
|Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux||M , Bio||Pinot Noir|