Pommard

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Pommard
Commune
A general view of Pommard
A general view of Pommard
Coat of arms of Pommard
Coat of arms
Pommard is located in France
Pommard
Pommard
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Pommard is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Ladoix-Serrigny
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Frotey
Area1 10.05 km2 (3.88 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 541
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 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 on to Saisy and Autun.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962838—    
1968840+0.2%
1975754−10.2%
1982606−19.6%
1990552−8.9%
1999594+7.6%
2008541−8.9%

Wine[edit]

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.

Château de Pommard[edit]

The village's largest domaine, Château de Pommard, is located between the D974 and the Route des Grands Crus, and runs parallel to Rue Marey-Monge and the Avant-Dheune river. Established in 1726, by Vivant Micault, a secretary to King Louis XV, the winery produces Pinot Noir wine from its 20 hectare vineyard Clos Marey-Monge. Since 2014, the estate has been owned by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Michael Baum and family. In 2016, the domain began its conversion to biodynamic winemaking.

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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