Producer: Domaine Rebourgeon-Mure
Wine: 2017 Bourgogne "Cuvee Maison Dieu"
Plot: "Les Maison-Dieu," is a lieu-dit (named site) in the village of Pommard and is a declassified Pommard
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Nose: Delicate aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and freshly picked ripe strawberry
Palate: Medium-bodied with fine tannin and well-judged acidity. Winner!
Food: Roast chicken, chicken tagine with olives, coq au vin, beef filet with Morel or Porcini mushrooms, veal chops, hard cheeses
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2026
David Rebourgeon now directs this eight-hectare Pommard domaine that continues to fly somewhat under the radar. It is one of the oldest estates in Pommard, started by his ancestor Jean Bourgogne in 1552 who had taken a 99 year lease to raise vines at the holy abbey, Marguerite of Bouillard.
From the heart of Pommard, the Rebourgeons tend 18 acres divided between many well regarded holdings in the appellations of Beaune, Volnay and Pommard, planted entirely in Pinot Noir and averaging more than 40 years with the oldest parcels of Pommard planted in 1902.
Plowed soils and minimal chemical treatments are the order of the day in the vineyards; in the cuverie and cellars, the grapes are entirely destemmed, with a classical maceration emphasizing gentle extraction. Élevage lasts for 14-18 months in modest percentages of new oak. The result is elegant and beautifully balanced wines that display excellent textural finesse and which might justly be described as understated—even slightly old-fashioned—in style. This is an address that will delight Burgundy purists and which also happens to offer keen value.
Regional appellation of Bourgogne. The appellation Bourgogne is restricted to wines grown within the defined area of this appellation. Producing communes: Department of Yonne (54 communes), Department of Côte-d'Or (91 communes) and Department of Saône-et-Loire (154 communes).
Bourgogne rouge comes from the Pinot Noir grape whose name can be traced back as far as 1375 and which gives birth to all the great red wines of Bourgogne. It is delicate, highly valued and needs careful looking after during the growing season. The appellation Bourgogne rouge dates from 1937 and is grown in 299 communes throughout wine-growing Bourgogne. It evokes images of plentitude and makes a fine starting point for further exploration into the world of red wines.
Information by: Burgundy Wines
Red wine : In many cases the regional red Bourgogne grow and flourish near more prestigious AOC. These close neighbors are separated by only hundreds or sometimes even as little as tens of meters. The vineyards tend to be located along the foot of the wine-growing slopes on limestone soils mixed with some clays and marls. The soils are stony, rocky even, and quick-draining.