The commune of Pommard produces only red wines, and has no Grands Crus. Les Rugiens consists of two parcels, Les Rugiens Haut and Les Rugiens Bas, based on their respectively higher and lower positions at the summit of the Pommard slope. Rugiens comes from the French word rouge, referring to the reddish soil in the vineyard, a result of high iron content. In winemaking, the Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in tanks for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured in oak barrels for 12 to 15 months before bottling.

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Tasting Note

A vigorous, masculine wine typical of Pommard, Les Rugiens has distinct earthy notes and a powerful structure. It should be cellared for 5 years before opening and will develop favorably in the bottle for 20 to 25 years.

Food Pairing

Serve with well-spiced meats, game and strong cheeses such as Epoisses, Livarot and Pont L’Eveque.

Technical Data
Appellation: Côte de Beaune Premiers Crus

Vineyard Details

Côte de Beaune Premiers Crus
Louis Jadot’s greatest presence is in the Côte de Beaune, and this can be seen clearly in the house’s 50 Premiers Crus from the region. In Pernand-Vergelesses: Clos de la Croix de Pierre In Savigny-lès-Beaune: Clos des Guettes, Hauts-Jarrons, La Dominode, Les Lavières, Les Vergelesses In Beaune: Premier Cru, Avaux, Boucherottes, Bressandes, Bressandes Blanc, Cent Vignes, Chouacheux, Clos des Couchereaux, Clos des Ursules, Grèves, Les Grèves Le Clos Blanc, Pertuisots, Theurons, Thuvillains In Pommard: Clos de la Commaraine, Epenots, Grands Epenots, Rugiens In Volnay: Clos de la Barre, Clos des Chênes In Meursault: Blagny, Charmes, Genevrières, Goutte-d’Or, Perrières, Porusot In Puligny-Montrachet: Champ-Gain, Clos de la Garenne, Folatières, Les Combettes, Les Pucelles, Perrières, Referts, Garenne In Chassagne-Montrachet: Caillerets, Chenevottes, Grande Montagne, Grandes Ruchottes, La Romanée, Morgeot Blanc Clos de la Chapelle, Morgeot Rouge, Abbaye de Morgeot

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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