Domaine Agnes Paquet, Pommard 'Les Combes' 2017
Pommard has a high % of clay so the wines are typically more masculine and brooding. This is that, but with equal finesse and floral life!
Really effeminate in style with pronounced floral aromatics and lovely vegetal, undergrowth character developing on the palate. This is a very modern style of Pommard, more akin neighbouring Volnay than the heavy, dark fruited wines of the past.
Wine: Agnes Paquet Pommard 2017
Producer: Domaine Agnes Paquet
Region/Country: Burgundy, France
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Organic and biodynamic viticulture. Fermented and aged in stainless steel.
Style: Fresh and vibrant with immediate drinkability.
Pairing Suggestion: Game, poultry, grilled vegetables
Variety: Pinot Noir
Profile: Known as the Heartbreak grape oweing to its tumultuous nature in the vineyard. Pinot Noir is best suited to cooler regions, including most famousl Burgundy in France where it produces the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. Thin skinned and early ripening, Pinot is a very transparent variety, capable of showing subtle differences in terroir and pronounced regional character. Flavours found in young Pinot include raspberries, strawberries, cherries and violets; with time these evolve into a bouquet often reminiscent of game, liquorice and autumnal undergrowth.
Classic Regions: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Alsace (France), Baden, Ahr (Germany), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula (Australia), Walker Bay (South Africa), Russian River Valley, Oregon (USA)
Domaine Agnes Paquet
In 1999, Agnes Paquet decided to take over 3 hectares of family vineyards in Auxey-Duresses. She is extremely attentive to the subtleties of terroir and pursues a fairly classic approach in the vineyards. Since 2004, there have been no chemical herbicides, and currently treatments are copper and sulphur-based. She has not pursued organic or bio certification, but adheres to those principles.