Appelation: Pommard 1er Cru
Volume: 75 cl
Serving Temperature: 13°C
About the Winery: Les Chanlins is a Premier Cru vineyard at the very southern end of the Pommard commune in Burgundy. Located on the steeper slopes of the Cote d'Or, the rocky vineyard is well suited to Pinot Noir, making a structured, full-bodied red wine with some spiciness.
The vineyard is sandwiched between the famous Les Rugiens vineyard and the border of Volnay, and the wines that are made here can stylistically be described as falling somewhere between the two. Like Rugiens, Chanlins is made up of two sections: Haut and Bas. Only the Bas – or lower – section of the Chanlins lieu-dit is classified as Premier Cru.
The Terroir: Soils in Les Chanlins Bas are not dissimilar to those in Rugiens: that is, rocky and shallow with hard limestone underneath. There is slightly more clay in this vineyard, however, and high levels of iron, which ultimately contribute to the firm structure of the wines. The mineral-rich clay is also credited for imparting minerality to Les Chanlins Premier Cru wines.