Les Grands Epenots is slightly more delicate than many Pommards because of the drier subsoil in this parcel. The wine has intense aromas and flavors of red fruit, musk and game on maturity. It should be cellared for 5 years before opening and will develop in the bottle for 20 to 25 years.
The commune of Pommard produces only red wines, and has no Grands Crus. Grands Epenots is one of two parcels under the name Les Epenots, situated in the north of the commune on 62 acres of clay and calcareous soil. The word Epenots comes from the French épines, referring to the spiny bushes that once surrounded the vineyard. In winemaking, Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in tanks for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured for 12 to 15 months in oak barrels before bottling.