POMMARD 1ER CRU “LES CHANLINS”

Etymology

|  It could be that the name simply refers to the former fields (champs) in which flax (lin) was grown, as was also the case in Volnay, of which Les Chanlins is the geographical continuation

Location

|  Les Chanlins is located high up on the hillsides and its vines are therefore the hardest to cultivate! Les Chanlins lies just next to Volnay.

Surface

|  38,28 ares.

Style

|  Deep red, dark crimson-ruby hue. The nose is dominated by aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant, cherry stone and ripe plum. It develops wild, almost feline, characteristics over time. Bottle age lends it notes of leather, chocolate and pepper. This wine requires time in order to reach its full potential and reveal its round texture and strong, virile structure. A remarkably rich wine. Les Chanlins certainly has its feet firmly rooted in Pommard!

Our sommelier’s recommendations

|  This fine example of a Côte-de-Beaune works perfectly with wild meats thanks to its dense, well-structured tannins. Braised and roast wildfowl and game are the ideal choice for this Pommard. A fillet of beef or a lamb or poultry stew hold their own against the wine’s firm texture, dense tannins and concentrated aromas. Enjoy served with mature, strong-flavoured cheeses such as Epoisses, Langres and Soumaintrain.

Serving temperature

|  Between 16 and 18°C.

Ageing potential

|  Requires 6 to 8 years of bottle age in order to reach its full potential, but can be kept for up to 20 years or more, depending on the vintage.