|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jacques Frotey|
|• Land1||10.05 km2 (3.88 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||54/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||21492 / 21630|
|Elevation||215–411 m (705–1,348 ft)
(avg. 248 m or 814 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It is famous for its Côte de Beaune wine production. This village is situated directly south of Beaune along the Route des Grands Crus. The D973 runs through the village from Beaune and then via Saisy to Autun.
Like Nuits-Saint-Georges, the name of Pommard was made famous as a marketplace for wines from better areas, in the days before Appellation Controlee. The fact that its name is easy for foreigners to pronounce also helped. 130,000 cases produced from 337 hectares makes it the second biggest area by production after Beaune. 135 hectares of that is Premier Cru, of which Les Epenots and Les Rugiens are the most notable.
Pommard produces purely red wine - no whites.
The square bell tower of its eighteenth century church characterise the village and on the hills that surround Pommard the vineyards dominate the landscape.
Pommard is twinned with:
- Coates, Clive (1997) Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy Weidenfeld Nicolson ISBN 0-297-83607-2
- thewinedoctor.com A great overview of the geography and wines of Burgundy
- Details of the vineyards within the Côte de Beaune.
- www.netbourgogne.com In English also available
- The Burgundy Report Good descriptions of the vineyards and vintages.
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