Vine stock: Pinot Noir.
Age of vines : 30 years old.
Soils : clay-limestone
Harvesting : by hand and sorting though of the fruit
Vinification : stalking 100%; cold maceration for about 4 days; temperature control; crushing twice a day; total fermentation skins 12 to 14 days
Maturing : 12 months in oak barrels; bottled by us at the Estate
A fine, bright colour, an eloquent, fruity bouquet with hints of cherry. Well- balanced and smooth, this wine is not pretentious, is pleasant and nice to drink whilst relatively young
To be tasted when 3 to 5 years old with pork meats and delicatessen, meats and grilled poultry
Anne is a lawyer by training. Along with her sister, Catherine, she took over the estate in 1998, thus becoming the 12th generation of winemakers in this family. The wines simply get better and better each year. Anne has incredible energy and drive. In fact, she founded the Women’s Winemaker Association in Burgundy and was its first president.
Today, when Anne Parent replenishes her vineyards, she grafts vines onto the old rootstock in order to preserve the “history” of the family’s vineyards. And this is truly a family affair. Seven family members do all of the work at the domaine. In Pommard, there are 70 winemakers and this family is proud to be counted as one of the top few.
They have some of the choicest parcels of vines in Pommard; so they want the wine to start with the best fruit. They harvest by hand. Then, they visually inspect and sort every grape. The Domaine Parent was also the first family to analyze the grapes and the soil in order to pursue more environmentally-friendly winemaking. Their wines are actually made organically, but they do not put that designation on the label.