“We let the wine do all the talking.”
Michael Baum, CEO & Propriétaire
Wine is alive in the bottle and on our palates. Yet, today, wines are simplified into rankings and scores. How can something so intimate, so complex, be subjectively presented as a number? At Château de Pommard, we believe wine is very personal: we must experience the place, encounter the people, understand the philosophy, and taste the wines for ourselves, in order to discover our own preferences. It’s our ambition to introduce wine enthusiasts from around the world to the elegant tastes of Burgundy. It’s our purpose…and our pleasure.
Let the vintage take control
Our philosophy is to always maintain a hands-off approach and allow nature to remain in control; we entrust the vintage to do the talking, not the winemaker or the business. The seven distinct, but complementary, terroir of Clos Marey-Monge are each hand-harvested, fermented, and aged separately, following a vinification process that employs as little human interference, or influence, as possible. It is only at the last possible moment that we step in and create a balanced blend of the seven terroir. Listening to the vintage’s peculiarities and requirements allows us to use our experience and intuition to select just the right percentages and proportions for the blend. Nothing else. The result is a vintage that always reflects the best of the land and Mother Nature, but is created with our signature style which emphasizes elegance, complexity and length. Scientists call it chemistry, we call it winemaking.
Work in harmony with nature
In our constantly connected and distracted society, wine remains one of our most important and long-lasting relationships with the earth. As stewards of these exceptional terroir, a terrain of a timeless, ageless, beauty, we are aware of the obligations accompanying this responsibility. We take them very seriously. Our goal is to always work in harmony with the laws of nature. Ecological awareness and protection of the planet is all of our responsibility. Embracing sustainability and biodynamics is not just about making delightfully nuanced wines – that’s a bonus – it’s about making a connection with our planet that represents the best of who we are and resonates with who we aspire to be. We know that in the end, our commitment to these practices and our respect for the land will make it possible for us to leave this place better than we found it. Not just for now, but for the generations to come.
A wine glass should never be full…or empty
Ultimately, we are devoted to celebrating and sharing our enthusiasm for life. Making elegant wines is what we do, but purveyors of passion – that’s who we are. For us, life is all about passion – a passion for wine, a passion for food, a passion for travel, a passion for whatever feeds your spirit. It’s a healthy and respectful ethos for our minds, our bodies and our souls. It’s about savoring every last sip out of the wine glass of life and then filling it back up. For most of us, that means being dedicated to something purposeful and spending time with those who mean the most to you. For the team at the Château, it’s about finding the time to fall in love with life every single day and sharing that feeling with the world. It sounds simple, but it’s a lot harder than you think.
Give it a try. You never know where the feeling might take you…
With ♥ from Famille Carabello-Baum