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Pommard 1er Cru « Clos Orgelot » 2018

"Pommard Premier Cru Clos Orgelot: A Monopole of Distinction"

Pommard Premier Cru Clos Orgelot, a monopole red wine, is a shining example of the prestigious Premier Crus of Pommard. Situated 3 km south of Beaune, a region historically known as "the flower of Beaunois wines," this vineyard is steeped in the rich winemaking history of the Côte de Beaune. The 1.08-hectare vineyard, with vines dating back to 1920 and 1990, is located in the Vallée des Saussilles, where the soil is a distinctive mix of clay and rocky fragments.

At an altitude of 280 meters and with an east exposure, Clos Orgelot’s Pinot Noir vines thrive in a clay-limestone soil. The vineyard is maintained with a deep commitment to organic and biodynamic practices, enhancing soil vitality and promoting microbial activity without the use of chemical inputs.

The winemaking process is intentionally minimalistic. Manual harvesting and rigorous sorting of the grapes are followed by a slow, 25-day fermentation using indigenous yeasts in concrete vats. Daily pumping over ensures the natural development of the wine's color and aromas, influenced by the monitored temperatures during alcoholic fermentation.

After fermentation, the wine undergoes pneumatic pressing and is aged in barrels (10% new) for 16 months without racking, and is neither filtered nor fined, with minimal sulfite addition. The vineyard boasts a density of 10,000 vines per hectare, yielding 25 hectoliters per hectare.

With an aging potential of 7 to 15 years, Pommard Premier Cru Clos Orgelot, produced by Clos du Moulin Aux Moines, is not just a fine wine but a celebration of a unique terroir and a testament to the heritage and elegance of Burgundian winemaking.