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Winding road through the vineyard with Beaune village. Bikers. Pommard, Cote de Beaune, d'Or, Burgundy, France


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Pommard is one of the best known villages (or communes) in Bourgogne's Côte d'Or. No doubt it is helped by a name that is easily understood in English. The Pommard commune starts just a short walk south of Baune, the capital of the Cote de Beaune. You can take the Route des Grands Crus or you can walk (or take your bike) along the small roads through the vineyards.

Pommard has 27 premier crus (e.g. Les Rugiens and Les Epenots: Grans Epenots and Petits Epenots), but no Grand Cru. The total vineyard surface area (in production) is 320 hectares, of which an impressive 118 ha is premier cru. All wine made in Pommard (with its appellation controllee) is red and made from pinot noir grapes. Thus, they have no chardonnay vines, Burgundy's (almost) sole white wine variety.

There is a quite famous Chateau de Pommard, that you can visit and where you can taste some wines in the cellar. However, there are other growers that are perhaps better known for their quality. Along the road leading to the village you will pass the old railway station that seems to have been converted into a modest holiday home.

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