Newman Pommard Vieilles Vignes, 2013

Variety:  Pinot Noir

The fruit for this old vine vin de garde comes from two separate parcels in Pommard. One parcel in Levrieres planted in the early 1920s and the other parcel in Vaumurien planted in the 1950s. This is a powerful, savory, earthy, dark fruited beauty, with hints of licorice and cherry that will benefit from time in the cellar, giving the evident tannins time to fully integrate. Today this wine shows great structure, mouthfeel, depth and nuance that should marry well with the fine raw material. I’d give this wine at least three to five more years and then enjoy it over the next 15 alongside roast duck or chicken, lamb, sautéed mushrooms