"Les Pézerolles", to the north of the appellation, borrows from the commune of Beaune its bouquet and its delicate touch. It is the finest Premier Cru of Pommard that often gives feminine wines, gracefully paradoxically closer to the Volnay while it is located on the other side of the village. Our plot is located in the heart of the cru, the best part that used to be "Le Clos de Pézerolles".
The name comes from the ancient French "Poizerolles" to the XII which meant chickpea; It is likely that this vegetable was grown next to the vine.
If the "Rugiens" is the Grand Cru of Pommard, the "Grand Epenots" is the archetype of the appellation and the Pézerolles is the outsider. Difficult to recognize this Pommard during blind tastings as it is atypical; Floral nose, fragrant, subtle blend of red and black berries, rather light, slender and feminine frame, generous and taut texture.
It looks more like a Volnay! The exception that confirms the rule. This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.