We showcase the following wines from Côte de Beaune producer Charles Mauger:
The 2010 Premier Cru Pommard, Les Rugiens, is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak, 30% of it new. Les Rugiens vineyards, divided between the two parcels of Les Rugiens-Hauts and Les Rugiens-Bas, is situated at the top of Pommard’s slope, just south of the village. The name “Rugiens”, a derivative of “rouge”, describes the reddish color of the soil which is a result of its extremely high iron content. It is considered, with Les Epenots, to be Pommard’s finest premier cru. The grapes come from the finer Rugiens-Bas, to evoke the robust, masculine qualities of this great red wine. Its vigorous, rich fruit, set in a powerfully built structure, is completed by the distinct earthy notes of its ferrous soils and a lasting finish.
The 2012 Puligny-Montrachet is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The grapes are manually harvested, immediately crushed, and then pressed before the must is transferred into tanks by gravity, where fermentation takes places for two to three weeks at 15 to 18ºC.
Charles Mauger wines we feature:
- Pommard, Les Rugiens, 2010
- Puligny-Montrachet, 2012
- Saint-Véran, 2013