Domaine Courcel

Domaine Courcel

This is one of Pommard’s grandest domaines. It has been in the family since the 17th century, albeit with various changes of name through passing down through the female line. It is currently owned by Gilles de Courcel, whose day job is managing Chanson Père&Fils, and his three sisters.

The Domaine de Courcel produces Pommard with very traditional methods. Wines undergo a relatively warm fermentation, with at least three weeks of maceration and two to three punchings of the "cap" per day, resulting in a fine extraction of fruit, colour and tannins. The wines have been made by Vosne-Romanée vigneron Yves Confuron since 1996. The grapes are vinified with their stems after a severe sorting process. They are then matured in barrel for 18 months or more, without racking. There is not much reliance on new oak. The resulting wines have subtlety and richness that accompany a remarkable ability to age.
 
Generics apart, their vineyards are entirely within Pommard: Vaumuriens (village) and premiers crus Croix Noires, Fremiers, 2.64 acres of Rugiens (Bas) and 12.35 acres of Grand Clos des Epenots, which is a quasi-monopole. The wines produced from the latter of these sites are considered to be among the longest-lived wines of the Côte de Beaune. They do not own the whole of it since a family division in 1975, but are the only producer to offer a wine under this name.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

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Item Case format   Availability Price per case
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £450.00
BBX
2012 Pommard, Grand Clos des Epenots, 1er Cru, Domaine de Courcel, Burgundy
Red
2012
Lay down
Full Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
BBX marketplace BBX 12 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £360.00
BBX
2010 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine de Courcel
Red
2010
Drink up
Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol