2017 Domaine Parent Bourgogne Pinot Noir Selection Pomone
ORIGIN: Burgundy, France
GRAPE: Pinot Noir
Special Notes: Best served chilled 14-16c
Domaine Parent, located in Pommard, in the heart of Côte d’Or, is today run by Anne Parent and her sister Catherine Fages-Parent, representing the 12th generation, and perpetuating a family tradition dating back to the 17th century. In 1787, Etienne Parent had friendly and professional connections with Thomas Jefferson who was to become the 3rd President of the United States. He then became a forerunner of Burgundy wine exportations across the Atlantic. At the beginning of 19th century, Claude Parent left Volnay, the family cradle, to settle in Pommard and to build Domaine Parent in 1803. In 1947, Jacques Parent, then 19 years old, began working with his father Maxime. He then took over the management of the Domaine in 1953, and triggered an innovative impetus. Indeed, Domaine Parent was one of the first estates of Côte d’Or which sold all its production in bottles, in France on the best tables of French gastronomy, and overseas as well. Jacques Parent’s will to work and ensure the continued existence of this family property allowed him to pass on the family estate calmly to his two daughters Anne and Catherine in 1998.
The 2017 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Sélection Pomone is a blend from mostly old vines in the lieux-dits of L’Orme and Carelles, undergoing a longer maceration and aged in one- or two-year-old barrels.
Tasting Notes: It has a crisp raspberry and cranberry bouquet with a damp earthy element. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, almost Pommard-like in style, which is no surprise given the location, and the finish is taut and minerally.
Food Recommendation: Roast Duck, Mushroom Risotto. Roasted oily fish as well.