Pommard 1er Cru « Les Chanlins »

An impressive 80-year old parcel, lying ideally between Volnay 1er Cru Les Pitures and Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens Haut. The age of the vines insures natural low yields and beautiful concentration.

This wine offers classic, robust Pommard character with great aging potential, along with an accessible and supple palate.

Characteristics of the vintage

Nature smiled generously on us for the 2022 vintage, producing wines of quality and abundance.  Yields were ample for both reds and whites, as we enjoyed seeing full vats and tanks of both Pinot and Chardonnay.    Frost events occurred in April but we avoided any damage of consequence.  A later-than-usual bud burst helped with that pressure, due in part to new pruning techniques which delay tripening.  Summer-like weather in April and early May saw the vines racing ahead and our vineyard team worked hard to keep up.  Flowering was the end of May under largely excellent conditions.  100 mm of rain the last half of June provided significant reserves for the vines to survive that heat and dry conditions of the following six weeks, which saw only about 25 mm of rain and peak temperatures routinely between 30 and 35 degrees C.  We began picking on 25 August and finished on the 31st of the month.  Sugars were remarkably homogenous with hardly any variation around 12.5 %.  pH’s were practically textbook with a tight range among the cuvées.  Fermentation was long and steady for the reds with most being devatted at close to 21 days.   Malos for the whites progressed orderly from primary fermentation but reds were rather variable with some not finishing before summer.  In the end, the vintage produced wines of exceptional balance and a depth of fruit of remarkable purity.  One can’t help but think of the 1999 vintage for a comparison, which was equally generous in quantity and quality, although the quality of the whites may more closely resemble those of 2002.


Situated in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, between Beaune and Volnay, Pommard produces one of the most renowned AOC's of France. The village is surrounded by slopes of densely planted vineyards, at altitudes from 250 to 330m that are oriented east and southeast.

This appellation included 28 Premiers Crus, with the most famous being Les Epenots, Les Rugiens and Les Chanlins. 


This Pommard is best served at a temperature between 16 and 18°C. With its structure and concentration it will go ideally with roasted wild fowl and game.

Excellent as well with a Boeuf Bourguignon or Coq au Vin and perfect to accompany stronger cheeses.