Les Rugiens represents two parcels of vineyards: "Les Rugiens Hauts" and "Les Rugiens Bas". The word "rugiens" originates from the word “rouge” (red) reminding of the colour of the soil including high levels of iron.
The village of Pommard is situated between Volnay to the South and Beaune to the North. Pommard is on a slope, between 240 and 380 metres, facing east or south-east. Pommard can only be red.
A short, mild and humid winter caused an early bud break of the vine. Mild weather followed and the flowering period in June took pace in ideal conditions, some 10 days earlier than 2010. The resulting juices, showed promise and developed into good, and in some cases very good, wines. Favourable weather in late August enabled the grapes to obtain good maturity and the while the overall size of the crop was small the quality was very satisfying. This vintage is characterized by elegant, powerful and delicate expressive wines, representative of Burgundy and showing a fresh and subtle acidity. .
The fermentation takes place in tanks during 3-4 weeks, after which the wines are aged in barrel for 12-15 months before being bottled.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats