Pommard

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Pommard
IMG Pommard et Beaune.JPG
Coat of arms of Pommard
Coat of arms
Pommard is located in France
Pommard
Pommard
Coordinates: 47°00′36″N 4°47′45″E / 47.0100°N 4.7958°E / 47.0100; 4.7958Coordinates: 47°00′36″N 4°47′45″E / 47.0100°N 4.7958°E / 47.0100; 4.7958
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Beaune-Nord
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Frotey
Area
 • Land1 10.05 km2 (3.88 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 541
 • 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.

Pommard is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in Bourgogne in eastern France.

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 838 —    
1968 840 +0.2%
1975 754 −10.2%
1982 606 −19.6%
1990 552 −8.9%
1999 594 +7.6%
2008 541 −8.9%

Wine[edit]

Main article: Pommard wine

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.

Village[edit]

The square bell tower of its eighteenth century church characterise the village and on the hills that surround Pommard the vineyards dominate the landscape.

International relations[edit]

Pommard is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

A glass of Pommard wine

Further reading[edit]

  • Coates, Clive (1997) Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy Weidenfeld Nicolson ISBN 0-297-83607-2

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