Pommard wine appellation in the Burgundy region of France

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Pommard wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Pommard is a wine appellation on the outskirts of the pretty town of Beaune in the Burgundy region of France. You reach this appellation on the D973 driving south west out of Beaune.
It is a red wine only appellation and was first established by decree in September 1936. Pinot Noir is the main grape variety used here but the red wines can be supplemented with small quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.
The appellation extends only through some 318 hectares in the commune of Pommard but there are some 28 named places (lieu dits) that can be used on the wine label to identify the particular area within the commune where the grapes are grown. Thus the label can have 'Pommard permier cru <named place> where the 28 allowable names are: La Chanière, Les Charmots, La Platière, Les Arvelets, Les Saussilles, Les Pézerolles, En Largillière, Les Grands Epenots, Clos des Epeneaux, Les Petits Epenots, Les Boucherottes, Le Clos Micot, Les Combes Dessus, Clos de Verger, Clos de la Commaraine, La Refène, Clos Blanc, Le Village, Derrière Saint-Jean, Les Rugiens Bas, Les Chaponnières, Les Croix Noires, Les Poutures, Les Bertins, Les Fremiers, Les Jarolières, Les Rugiens Hauts and Les Chanlins-Bas.

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