Domaine Thierry Violot-Guillemard | Vigneron à Pommard en Bourgogne


POMMARD 1er Cru “La Platière”

POMMARD 1er Cru “La Platière”

The flat stones (les pierres plates) found on this plot give the wine its name.
La Platière faces south on shallow and stony limestone clay, and is situated in the middle of steep hills.
The bedrock is about 40cm thick. The wines from this vineyard are very delicate but full-bodied nonetheless.

Organic (not certified) since 1999. In the process of being certified by QUALITE FRANCE.

  • Cépage : Pinot Noir
  • Âge moyen de la vigne : Planted in 1936, 0.5 acres of vines added in 1982.
  • Vinification :

    As harvest is starting earlier each year due to climate change, it is often necessary to carry out a pre-fermentation cold soak for 5-6 days. Then fermentation occurs in wooden vats for about 10 days where temperatures can rise to 32-34°C. Next maceration takes place for a few days until the temperature in the vats lowers to 20-22°C. Pneumatic pressing, 2 days of settling, and then placing into barrels for 14 to 18 months (50% of the oak barrels are new with 4 years of drying and 50% have been used once).

  • Élevage : In oak barrels
  • Mise en bouteilles : Level of SO2: 20 mg/l of free SO2 and 60 to 70 mg/l of total SO2