Powerful and delicate, our Simone 2018 is adorned with a dark, deep ruby color and violet undertones. The nose is electric, full of energy. It distills a captivating aromatic bouquet of fresh roses, dried flowers, musk, undergrowth and graphite. The palate is fresh and vibrant: this wine is alive. The very tight tannic structure is remarkably silky and velvety. With its long, vibrant and saline finish, this very deep cuvée will offer the same energy for the next 30 years.ALCOHOL13.6%SERVING TEMP.16°CDRINKABILITYNow to 35 years
Nestled at the foot of the Château de Pommard, Simone is a 0.53 hectare plot of remarkable terroir that embodies the soul of our domain. With one of the highest internal surface of clay in Burgundy, her Pinot Noir is delicate and intense. Planted in 1986, her vines produce a rich, complex, and rare cuvée.APPELLATIONPommardPLOT SIZE0.53 hectareAGE OF VINESAround 30 years
Hand-harvested grapes, hand-sorted on a vibrating table. 75% whole-cluster, placed into stainless steel fermentation vats by gravity flow. Weeks-long maceration, minimal pumping-over and punching-down. Pressing in pneumatic press. Placed in French oak barrels for aging on fine lees. Light filtration.HARVESTSeptember 4, 2018AGING20 months in 40% new French oak barrelsPRODUCTION1,800 bottles
This is quite astonishing. There's a beautifully floral cherry fruit nose with hints of meat and dried herbs, and some fine spiciness. Astonishingly pretty and elegant, this is fabulous stuff.